Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Oakland University enrollment tops 17,000 students
Oakland University’s fall 2005 student enrollment stands at 17,340 students, a 2.6 percent increase over last fall. This marks the ninth straight year in which the university has seen an enrollment increase, and the first time in Oakland’s history that enrollment has topped the 17,000-student mark.
"With enrollment at an all-time high and a strong focus on delivering a visionary interdisciplinary educational experience, Oakland is aggressively and carefully managing its growth. Our unwavering commitment to quality is a constant with that growth," said Oakland President Gary Russi. "We are fortunate that Oakland University has committed faculty dedicated to the teaching-learning process and committed to active involvement of undergraduates and graduate students in key research endeavors."
The total headcount of 17,340 represents an increase of 438 students over last fall's count of 16,902 students. Undergraduate student totals increased by 2.5 percent, while graduate student totals saw an increase of 2.7 percent.
Oakland University is a doctoral research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Mich. The university has 113 bachelor's degree programs and 84 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, and Nursing, and The Honors College.