Oakland City University

Oakland City University

The charter for Oakland City University was originally granted in 1885, but the first classes were held in 1891. It was then known as the Oakland City College. The 34-acre main campus of Oakland City University is located in Oakland City, Indiana. However, the university also operates branch campuses in Bedford, Evansville, Indianapolis, and Rockport, Indiana.

Oakland City University grants a large number of associate's, bachelor's, master's, as well as doctorate degree programs. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • Chapman School of Religious Studies & Chapman Seminary
  • School of Adult and Extended Learning
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education

Oakland City University's athletics department fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Known as the Mighty Oaks and the Lady Oaks, the teams are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Christian College Athletic Association.

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Contacting Oakland City University

Oakland City University
138 N Lucretia St
Oakland City , IN 47660-1099

Oakland City University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management328business, business management, accounting, accounting and management, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS
Education and Teaching168education, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Liberal Arts92English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities, social services, sociology, history
Religion and Philosophy15religion, ministry
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Cooking and Culinary Arts9culinary arts services
Engineering Technician5industrial tech, CAD and design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Landscaping and Horticulture3horticultural business
Mechanics and Repair3HVAC, diesel mechanics
Art Studies2art studies
Design2industrial design, graphic design
Music1music, music performance
Fine Arts1fine arts
Production Trades1welding
Mathematics1applied mathematics
Construction Trades0construction trades

Number of programs and degrees for Oakland City University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree13619
Bachelor's degree33939
Master's degree1583
Doctor's degree - professional practice161
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years11
Doctor's degree - other21

Oakland City University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oakland City University had a total enrollment of 2,007 students (1,799 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 76%
(Foreign Students) 24%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 15%
20-21 12%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 10%
35-39 10%
40-49 13%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%

Oakland City University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 31 %

Oakland City University Room and Board (2007)

Oakland City University offers campus housing for 355 of its 1,799 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakland City, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Oakland City University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal400510
SAT Math420530
SAT Writing380500
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1722

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT62%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Oakland City University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,410
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,410
Room and board $ 6,228
Room charge $ 2,052
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,176
Books and supplies $ 1,910
Other expenses $ 4,760

Financial Aid:
Oakland City University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 182400)

Oakland City University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$52,3485$48,383

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$53,9081*
Associate professoracademic year4$49,1304$49,186
Assistant professoracademic year3$45,2945$45,836
Instructoracademic year1*1*
Lectureracademic year11$33,29911$38,060
All faculty totalacademic year25$41,62522$42,763

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Oakland City University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Division II Independents
Baseball Division II Independents
Track Division II Independents

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports233558

Oakland City University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Applied Mathematics

Mechanics And Repair
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

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What Sets Oakland City University Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. all colleges)
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% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Oakland City University % of degrees in business and management
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Oakland City University % of degrees in education and teaching
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Oakland City University % of freshmen enrolled part-time
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Oakland City University % students 40 years or older
Male % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Oakland City University Male % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%Oakland City University % students on athletic fin. aid
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Oakland City University Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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