Oakland University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$13,410

3.77% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,123

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.49%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

84.4%

10,296 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

19,333

74.3% 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 (392 degrees awarded), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (332 degrees), and General Psychology (211 degrees).

In 2017, 4,571 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Oakland University. 60.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,347 degrees), 11.7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $13,410, which is $-13,090 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Oakland University is $13,410, which is $-13,090 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,123.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$13,410

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Oakland University was $13,410. The cost of tuition at Oakland University is $-13,090 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$13,123

2017 Value

7.58%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Oakland University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,123. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Oakland University grew by 7.58%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,936

Room and Board

$764

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Oakland University was of $7,936 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $764. The cost of room and board increased by 2.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Oakland University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 13.4% with respect to 2016, when 67% 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.

4.49%

2016 Default Rate

209

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Oakland University was 4.49%, which represents 209 out of the 4658 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 10,296 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.67% annual decline. Out of those 10,296 applicants, 8,691 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 19,333 students enrolled at Oakland University in 2017, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Oakland University has an overall enrollment yield of 28.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,691

Accepted Out of 10,296

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Oakland University was 84.4% (8,691 admissions from 10,296 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 86.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.67%, while admissions declined by -5.83%.

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SAT Scores

80%

Submission Percentage

1,954

Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Oakland University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Oakland University has a total enrollment of 19,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,358 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,975. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.6% White, 6.99% Black or African American, 5.24% Asian, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0828% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Oakland University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (42.8%), followed by White Male (32.1%) and Black or African American Female (4.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (33.7%), followed by White Male (21%) and Asian Male (4.81%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Oakland University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,333 students. The full-time enrollment at Oakland University is 14,358 and the part-time enrollment is 4,975. This means that 74.3% of students enrolled at Oakland University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%

2017 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 77%. 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

    14,030

  2. Black or African American

    1,351

  3. Asian

    1,014

The enrolled student population at Oakland University is 72.6% White, 6.99% Black or African American, 5.24% Asian, 3.4% Hispanic or Latino, 2.7% Two or More Races, 0.326% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0828% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 818 students (4.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 979 more women than men received degrees from Oakland University. The majority of degree recipients at Oakland University are white (3,347 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Oakland University is Registered Nursing (392 degrees awarded), followed by Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (332 degrees) and General Psychology (211 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 (409 degrees awarded), Communications (231 degrees), and English (105 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 (2,049,064 people), Other managers (508,702 people), Software developers (378,078 people), Secondary school teachers (365,081 people), and Education administrators (315,891 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (409 degrees awarded), Communications (231 degrees), English (105 degrees), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), and Education (499 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, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (409 degrees awarded), Communications (231 degrees), English (105 degrees), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), and Education (499 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 (3,063,557 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (591,888 people), Computer Systems Design (535,927 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (421,819 people), and Construction (333,270 people).

The most specialized majors at Oakland University are Engineering (409 degrees awarded), Communications (231 degrees), English (105 degrees), Language & Linguistics (58 degrees), and Education (499 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. 392 degrees awarded

  2. 332 degrees awarded

  3. 211 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Oakland University was Registered Nursing with 392 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,796

  2. 2,775

In 2017, 1,796 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University, which is 0.647 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,775).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Oakland University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 3.02 times more than the 51 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 328 degrees were awarded to women at Oakland University in Registered Nursing, which is 5.13 times more than the 64 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

44%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Oakland University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 49% 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

    3,347 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    286 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    212 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Oakland University is white (3,347 degrees awarded). There were 11.7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (286 degrees).

4.57% of degree recipients (209 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    2,021 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,326 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    211 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Oakland University is white female (2,021 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,326 degrees).

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Operations

Oakland University has an endowment valued at nearly $91.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $17.3M (18.9%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Oakland University had a total expenditure of $335M. Of that $335M, they spent $154M on salaries and $335M on benefits.

Oakland University employs 234 Associate professors, 173 Assistant professors, and 124 Professors. Most academics at Oakland University are Male Associate professors (127), Female Associate professors(107), and Female Assistant professors (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 223 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 187 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 152 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$91.6M

2017 Endowment

11.7%

growth from 2016

Oakland University has an endowment valued at about $91.6M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Oakland University grew 11.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $195M 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. $7.25M - Federal

  2. $1.19M - State

  3. $39.1k - Local

As of 2017, Oakland University received $7.25M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.19M from state grants and contracts, and $39.1k 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.

$154M

Salary Expenditure

$335M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Oakland University had a total expenditure of $335M. Of that $335M, they spent $154M on salaries and $335M 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

$154M

2017 Salaries

5.67%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Oakland University paid a median of $154M in salaries, which represents 45.9% of their overall expenditure ($335M) and a 5.67% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0915% decline from 2015 and a 4.42% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$48.9M

Instructional Salaries

589

Number of Employees

In 2017, Oakland University paid a total of $48.9M to 589 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

234 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

223 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Oakland University were Associate professor with 234 employees; Assistant professor with 173 employees; and Assistant professor with 124 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Oakland University were Office and Administrative Support with 223 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 187 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 152 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 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Oakland University was Male Associate professor with 127 employees, Female Associate professor with 107 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 98 employees.

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

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