Oakland University

Oakland University

Oakland University is situated in Rochester, Michigan. It is a public university and the only major university in Oakland County. The University consists of more than 15,000 students. Oakland University offers more than 100 graduate degrees and certificate courses.

Oakland University's athletics teams are called the Golden Grizzlies. There are more than 16 sports teams competing in The Summit League and Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Sports like baseball, men's basketball, men's soccer, women's tennis and women's soccer are offered here. The notable alumni of this university are film and TV actor Curtis Armstrong, jazz violinist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter, and actor in 'Days of our Lives, 'Steve Blackwood.

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Oakland University
Rochester Hills , MI 48309-4401
General Phone: (248) 370-2100

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Oakland University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching804curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, reading teaching, ...
Business and Management631business, business management, operations management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, human resources development, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts510African studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, German language, French language, Spanish language, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine332registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Media258communication studies, journalism
Engineering228electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, industrial engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management
Therapy and Counseling167psychology, physical therapy
Science125biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Computer Science and Engineering76computer and info science, information technology, computer engineering, software engineering
Medicine60health professions
Mathematics33mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Family and Social Work31public administration
Medical Support and Technology30clinical lab tech
Music27music, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, voice, music pedagogy
Fine Arts22fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies19visual and performing arts
Medical Administration14environmental health, occupational health
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5exercise science
Drama and Performing Arts4theatre design
Photography and Commercial Art1drawing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,24164
Master's degree91542
Postbaccalaureate certificate754
Post-master's certificate632
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship3910
Doctor's degree - professional practice552

Oakland University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Oakland University had a total enrollment of 18,081 students (14,681 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 8%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 22%
20-21 19%
22-24 21%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)1%

Oakland University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 34 %

Oakland University Room and Board (2007)

Oakland University offers campus housing for 1,979 of its 14,681 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester Hills, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Oakland University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1925
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT97%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Oakland University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,055
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,803
Room and board $ 7,105
Books and supplies $ 1,320
Other expenses $ 1,790

Financial Aid:
Oakland University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 230700)

Oakland University Faculty

Oakland University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7279
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1234

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year91$94,37226$76,928
Associate professoracademic year98$74,02571$66,787
Assistant professoracademic year69$62,78179$60,588
Instructoracademic year17$55,76445$53,155
All faculty totalacademic year275$76,808221$62,988

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

Oakland University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Mid-Continent Conference
Baseball Mid-Continent Conference
Track Mid-Continent Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports192241

Oakland University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African Studies
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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