Monday, September 25, 2006
Fall enrollment up more than 2 percent
Oakland University officials announced that fall 2006 enrollment is up more than 2 percent over last year. Enrollment stands at 17,737 students, marking the eighth year in a row of growth at Oakland. The number of undergraduates is 13,701, up 2 percent from fall 2005, and the number of graduate students is 4,036, up nearly 4 percent over last year. This year, OU welcomed 2,287 first-year students, the university’s largest first-year class ever.
The 17,737 Oakland University students are joined by 455 students from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and hundreds enrolled in continuing education courses, bringing the student population to well over 18,200 on Oakland’s campus this fall.
“Oakland University’s high-quality programs, taught by world-class faculty, research opportunities and campus life provide a distinctive experience for our students,” said OU President Gary D. Russi. “The opportunities here are endless – from internships with area businesses to assignments working alongside renowned researchers to experiences through clubs, Division I athletics and community service.”