Oakland University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$12,923

3.96% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$12,198

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

86.3%

10,688 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

20,012

73.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.8%

1,040 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 (387 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (303 degrees), and General Communication (210 degrees).

In 2016, 4,437 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oakland University. 61.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,445 degrees), 14.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $12,923, which is $-12,933 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $12,923, which is $-12,933 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $12,198.

In 2016, 67% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,923

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Oakland University was $12,923. The cost of tuition at Oakland University is $-12,933 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$12,198

2016 Value

9.45%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Oakland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $12,198. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Oakland University grew by 9.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,727

Room and Board

$912

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oakland University was of $7,727 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $912. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.76% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 13.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

67% of undergraduate students at Oakland University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 21.8% with respect to 2015, when 55% 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.

4.7%

2015 Default Rate

216

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Oakland University was 4.7%, which represents 216 out of the 4593 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Oakland University received 10,688 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.18% annual growth. Out of those 10,688 applicants, 9,229 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.3% acceptance rate.

There were 20,012 students enrolled at Oakland University in 2016, and 2% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oakland University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,229

Accepted Out of 10,688

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oakland University was 86.3% (9,229 admissions from 10,688 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 80.4%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 5.18%, while admissions grew by 13%.

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SAT Scores

2%

Submission Percentage

56

Scores Submitted

2% of enrolled first-time students at Oakland University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oakland University has a total enrollment of 20,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,707 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,305. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.5% White, 7.37% Black or African American, 5.13% Asian, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oakland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (43.1%), followed by White Male (31.4%) and Black or African American Female (5.12%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (34.7%), followed by White Male (22.4%) and Asian Male (5.06%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,012 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,707 and the part-time enrollment is 5,305. This means that 73.5% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    14,505

  2. Black or African American

    1,475

  3. Asian

    1,027

The enrolled student population at Oakland University is 72.5% White, 7.37% Black or African American, 5.13% Asian, 3.11% Hispanic or Latino, 2.65% Two or More Races, 0.315% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0899% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 960 students (4.8%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 1001 more women than men received degrees from Oakland University. The majority of degree recipients at Oakland University are white (3,445 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oakland University is Registered Nursing (387 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (303 degrees) and General Communication (210 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 Communications (269 degrees awarded), Education (575 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (66 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 (2,093,750 people), Secondary school teachers (374,974 people), Education administrators (330,367 people), Miscellaneous managers (296,861 people), and Postsecondary teachers (242,283 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Communications (269 degrees awarded), Education (575 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), History (61 degrees), and English (108 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Oakland University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, Physicians & surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Credit counselors & loan officers

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Communications (269 degrees awarded), Education (575 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), History (61 degrees), and English (108 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 (3,139,694 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,801 people), Hospitals (224,548 people), Legal services (194,879 people), and Insurance carriers & related activities (186,788 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Communications (269 degrees awarded), Education (575 degrees), Language & Linguistics (66 degrees), History (61 degrees), and English (108 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. 387 degrees awarded

  2. 303 degrees awarded

  3. 210 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oakland University was Registered Nursing with 387 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,718

  2. 2,719

In 2016, 1,718 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University, which is 0.632 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,719).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 105 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 0.528 times less than the 199 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 314 degrees were awarded to women at Oakland University in Registered Nursing, which is 4.3 times more than the 73 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

46%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 16% of students graduating from Oakland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Oakland University is Female and Asian (60% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 3.27% of graduates (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,445 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    244 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    213 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oakland University is white (3,445 degrees awarded). There were 14.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (244 degrees).

4.8% of degree recipients (213 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,126 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,319 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    172 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oakland University is white female (2,126 degrees awarded). There were 1.61 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,319 degrees).

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Operations

Oakland University has an endowment valued at nearly $84M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.77M (8.05%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Oakland University had a total expenditure of $308M. Of that $308M, they spent $146M on salaries and $308M on benefits.

Oakland University employs 237 Associate professors, 170 Assistant professors, and 118 Professors. Most academics at Oakland University are Male Associate professors (131), Female Associate professors(106), and Female Assistant professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 221 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 176 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 137 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$84M

2015 Endowment

4.3%

growth from 2014

Oakland University has an endowment valued at about $84M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Oakland University grew 4.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $187M 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. $7.69M - Federal

  2. $1.48M - State

  3. $36.2k - Local

As of 2015, Oakland University received $7.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.48M from state grants and contracts, and $36.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$146M

Salary Expenditure

$308M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Oakland University had a total expenditure of $308M. Of that $308M, they spent $146M on salaries and $308M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Oakland University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$146M

2015 Salaries

4.42%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Oakland University paid a median of $146M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($308M) and a 4.42% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.12% growth from 2013 and a 7.35% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.2M

Instructional Salaries

573

Number of Employees

In 2015, Oakland University paid a total of $46.2M to 573 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

237 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

221 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oakland University were Associate professor with 237 employees; Assistant professor with 170 employees; and Assistant professor with 118 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University were Office and Administrative Support with 221 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 176 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 137 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oakland University was Male Associate professor with 131 employees, Female Associate professor with 106 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 96 employees.

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

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