Oakland University

Oakland University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Oakland University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Oakland University was awarded 144 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering chemistry.

Overall Quality

Oakland is ranked #792 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Oakland also holds the #16 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

See all of the rankings for Oakland University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Oakland?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Oakland University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 84%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Oakland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oakland University  ( 510 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Oakland University  ( 500 to 610 )
Oakland received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Oakland University  ( 21 to 27 )

Learn more about Oakland University admissions.

Oakland University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Oakland University, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oakland University is 51%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oakland University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Oakland University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 16% for first-time, full-time students at Oakland, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  16 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Oakland University.

Oakland University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,543 undergraduates at Oakland with 12,454 being full-time and 3,089 being part-time.

How Much Does Oakland University Cost?

The overall average net price of Oakland is $11,802. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Oakland

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,490 $7,751 $10,387 $15,424 $17,616

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Oakland, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Oakland, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $5,271 a year. That adds up to $21,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Oakland is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Oakland Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Oakland make around $43,100 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Oakland University make the most money.

Location of Oakland University

Oakland University is a public institution located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Rochester Hills is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Oakland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
Phone: 248-370-2100
Website: www.oakland.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oaklandu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/oaklandu

Oakland University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 82 majors graduated from Oakland University. Of these students, 3,553 received undergraduate degrees and 1,090 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 443 $59,500
Other Health Professions 309 $30,700
Human Resource Management 207 $43,900
Mechanical Engineering 182 $73,500
General Psychology 156 $27,000
Computer Information Systems 155 $63,900
General Biology 152 $24,700
Communication & Media Studies 146 $31,900
Liberal Arts General Studies 139 $39,800
Teacher Education Grade Specific 134 $30,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Oakland University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Oakland

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 4,921 students took at least one online class at Oakland University. This is an increase from the 4,772 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,921 794
2017-2018 4,772 714
2016-2017 4,499 717
2015-2016 3,965 639
2013-2014 4,118 762

Learn more about online learning at Oakland University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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