Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 40%
- 20 to 49 students: 49%
- 50 or more students: 11%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- School of Business Administration
- School of Education and Human Services
- School of Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Nursing
- Bachelor's degree
- Doctorate - Professional practice
- Doctorate - Research/scholarship
- Master's degree
- Post-bachelor's certificate
- Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
- Business Administration and Management: 2%
- Communication Studies: 2%
- Elementary Education: 3%
- Registered Nursing (RN): 6%
- Arts/fine arts
- Computer literacy
- English (including composition)
- Ethnic diversity
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
- Distance learning opportunities
- Study abroad
- Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Cooperative education program
- Double major
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Honors program
- Independent study
- Student-designed major
If you would rather have more flexibility by learning on your computer rather than in a classroom setting, Oakland University offers many online classes to fit your needs. All online classes at Oakland University are accessed through a system called Moodle. Moodle allows your professor to create courses that give you access to the syllabus, course material, assignments, quizzes, self-tests, and hyperlinks to websites and student webpages. A discussion board allows students to still interact with one another as they would in a regular class. Even though an online class requires much self-discipline, each course has different requirements. Some have a set number of on-campus meetings while others require regular synchronized chat sessions. If this all sounds like what you are looking for, then you have the choice of fully enrolling in online courses.
Best Places to Study
- The Pioneer Food Court in the Oakland Center
- Quiet study area on the third floor of the Kresge Library
Tips to Succeed
- Communicate your needs to professors, resident advisers, and anyone else.
- Don't avoid your schoolwork.
- Form study groups.
- Get good grades.
- Get involved in student life.
- In the summer, look for ways to build a resume by applying for jobs and internships.
- Live at home to save money.
- Meet professors to talk about anything you don't understand or need clarified.
- Stay focused on schoolwork.
- Stay positive.
Did You Know?
- Don't be afraid to drop a class. If you think you might not like the class or it may not fit, then you are probably right. Don't wait because after about a week or two, you won't get your money back.
- Oakland University has everything you need whether you know what you want to major in or not. Oakland University has 134 baccalaureate degree programs.