Oakland University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$14,520
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,674
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.64%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.1%
12,054 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
18,552
75.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
56.5%
1,360 Graduates

About

Oakland University is a higher education institution located in Oakland County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Oakland University were Registered Nursing (443 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (309 degrees), and Mechanical Engineering (182 degrees).

In 2020, 4,744 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oakland University. 60.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,451 degrees), 11.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (291 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $14,520, which is $−14,109 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $14,520, which is $−14,109 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,674.

In 2020, 66% of undergraduate students attending Oakland University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$14,520
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Oakland University was $14,520. The cost of tuition at Oakland University is $−14,109 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$14,674
2020 Value
14.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Oakland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,674. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Oakland University grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,841
Room and Board
$784
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oakland University was of $8,841 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $784. The cost of room and board increased by 6.47% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Oakland University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2019, when 64% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.64%
2018 Default Rate
158
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Oakland University was 3.64%, which represents 158 out of the 4339 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Oakland University received 12,054 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.13% annual decline. Out of those 12,054 applicants, 9,776 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.1% acceptance rate.

There were 18,552 students enrolled at Oakland University in 2020, and 90% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oakland University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
9,776
Accepted Out of 12,054

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oakland University was 81.1% (9,776 admissions from 12,054 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 83.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.13%, while admissions declined by −5.4%.

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SAT Scores

90%
Submission Percentage
2,038
Scores Submitted

90% of enrolled first-time students at Oakland University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oakland University has a total enrollment of 18,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,041 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,511. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 69.7% White, 7.88% Black or African American, 5.73% Asian, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oakland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (29.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.66%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Asian Female (4.79%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 18,552 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,041 and the part-time enrollment is 4,511. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Oakland University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Oakland University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,930
  2. Black or African American
    1,461
  3. Asian
    1,063

The enrolled student population at Oakland University is 69.7% White, 7.88% Black or African American, 5.73% Asian, 4.23% Hispanic or Latino, 3.09% Two or More Races, 0.216% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.102% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 970 more women than men received degrees from Oakland University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Oakland University is white (3,451 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (291 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oakland University is Registered Nursing (443 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (309 degrees) and Mechanical Engineering (182 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Oakland University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (552 degrees awarded), English (95 degrees), and Communications (192 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakland University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,861,960 people), Other managers (501,033 people), Secondary school teachers (453,096 people), Software developers (389,605 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (320,123 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (552 degrees awarded), English (95 degrees), Communications (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), and Education (421 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakland University are Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, Sales engineers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (552 degrees awarded), English (95 degrees), Communications (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), and Education (421 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakland University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,053,680 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (596,308 people), Computer Systems Design (539,285 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (430,482 people), and Construction (340,761 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (552 degrees awarded), English (95 degrees), Communications (192 degrees), Language & Linguistics (47 degrees), and Education (421 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Oakland University.
Most Common
  1. 443 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 309 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 182 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oakland University was Registered Nursing with 443 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,887
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,857
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,887 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University, which is 0.66 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 202 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.12 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 362 degrees were awarded to women at Oakland University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.47 times more than the 81 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 26% of students graduating from Oakland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (64.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oakland University is Female and White (64.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.41% of graduates (60 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,451 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    291 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    225 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oakland University is white (3,451 degrees awarded). There were 11.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (291 degrees).

3.96% of degree recipients (188 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    2,085 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,366 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    214 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Oakland University is white female (2,085 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,366 degrees).

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Operations

Oakland University has an endowment valued at nearly $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $11.6M (10.6%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Oakland University had a total salary expenditure of $362M. Oakland University employs 239 Associate professors, 156 Assistant professors, and 146 Professors. Most academics at Oakland University are Male Associate professors (122), Female Associate professors(117), and Male Professors (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 219 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 184 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 148 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$109M
2020 Endowment
2.35%
growth from 2019

Oakland University has an endowment valued at about $109M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Oakland University grew 2.35% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $193M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.04M - Federal
  2. $1.17M - State
  3. $32.1k - Local

As of 2020, Oakland University received $6.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.17M from state grants and contracts, and $32.1k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$167M
2020 Salaries
2.01%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Oakland University paid a median of $167M in salaries, which represents 46.1% of their overall expenditure ($362M) and a 2.01% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.61% growth from 2018 and a 3.61% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.4M
Instructional Salaries
606
Number of Employees

In 2020, Oakland University paid a total of $52.4M to 606 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
239 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
219 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oakland University were Associate professor with 239 employees; Assistant professor with 156 employees; and Assistant professor with 146 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University were Office and Administrative Support with 219 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 184 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oakland University was Male Associate professor with 122 employees, Female Associate professor with 117 employees, and Male Professor with 97 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Oakland University.

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