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OU Fast Facts

A print version of the OU Fast Facts may be ordered through the Printing Services Department. Please reference job number UCM-20028.

Oakland University Mission Statement
Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Oakland University Vision Statement
Oakland University will unlock the potential of individuals and leave a lasting impact on the world through the transformative power of education and research.

For further information, please contact Brian Bierley, director of media relations, at (248) 370-4346 or bierley@oakland.edu.

Enrollment
  • Fall 2018 student population of 19,309 (15,799 undergraduate, 3,510 graduate)
  • First-generation students (First Time in Any College) – 31.8 percent
  • 9 percent increase in overall enrollment over the past decade
  • Incoming freshmen average GPA  3.5
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score  24.6
  • Incoming freshmen average SAT  1,130
Current Student Population

Race/Ethnicity

  • Caucasian - 74.5 percent
  • African American - 9.0 percent
  • Asian - 6.7 percent
  • Hispanic - 3.8 percent
  • Native American - 0.9 percent
  • Native Hawaiian - 0.2 percent
  • Other - 4.9 percent

Geographic distribution

  • Oakland County - 40.5 percent
  • Macomb County - 31.0 percent
  • Wayne County - 6.3 percent
  • Genesee/Lapeer/St. Clair counties - 6.6 percent
  • Other Michigan counties - 7.7 percent
  • County N/A – 0.1
  • Other states - 3.1 percent
  • Foreign countries - 4.7 percent 

Age

  • Undergraduate
    • 17-22 - 71.7 percent
    • 23-34 - 24.9 percent
    • 35-44 - 2.2 percent
    • 45-54 - 1.0 percent
    • 55 plus - 0.3 percent
  • Graduate
    • 17-22 - 71.7 percent
    • 23-34 - 24.9 percent
    • 35-44 - 2.2 percent
    • 45-54 - 1.0 percent
    • 55 plus - 0.3 percent

Gender

  • Female - 56.3 percent
  • Male - 43.7 percent

International students

  • 902

Resident Student Population

  • 3,052 (16 percent of total student population)
Academics

Recognition

  • Classified as a doctoral research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Oakland’s business school is one of only 186 business schools of 16,000 worldwide to earn AACSB international accreditation for both business and accounting programs.
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) holds full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
  • Ranked 11th in the country for the percentage of women tenured/tenure-track faculty in engineering by the American Society for Engineering Education. (2015)
  • Nurse Anesthesia program is ranked 18th out of 115 U.S. graduate programs in nursing-anesthesia, according to U.S. News & World Report. (2016)

Academic programs

  • 142 bachelor’s degree programs
  • 138 doctoral, master’s degree and certificate programs

Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees

  • 88 percent (2016)

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees

  • 93 percent (2016)

Transforming health care education

  • The OUWB admitted its charter class in fall 2011 and now maintains a total enrollment of 494 students.
  • The Human Health Building opened in fall 2012 to house the schools of Nursing and Health Sciences, and offers modern laboratories, research facilities and clinical spaces.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio

21:1 (2016)

Financial Aid
  • 66 percent of full-time undergraduate students received scholarships and grants averaging $6,745 per student in the 2016-17 academic year.
  • 42 percent of full-time undergraduate students received need-based financial aid in the 2016-17 academic year.
  • More than $1 million in scholarships has been awarded by the Oakland University Alumni Association to qualified OU students.
Alumni

More than 115,000 alumni with 74 percent living in Michigan.

Campus
  • 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows
  • More than 50 major buildings
  • Seven co-ed residence halls, two student apartment complexes and four Greek cottages
  • State-of-the-art recreation center and athletic dome.
  • Home to OU Art Gallery, Meadow Brook Hall, Meadow Brook Theatre and Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Research
  • Total Awards – Approximately $10 million (FY2018)
  • Research space - 109,502 sq. ft. 

Noted research centers

  • Automotive Tribology Center (ATC)
  • Center for Applied Research in Musical Understanding (CARMU)
  • Center for Autism
  • Center for Biomedical Research
  • Center for Civic Engagement
  • Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Center for Integrated Business and Research Education (CIBRE)
  • Center for Religious Understanding (CRU)
  • Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation (CRAA)
  • Center for Social and Behavioral Research
  • Clean Energy Research Center (CERC)
  • Eye Research Institute (ERI)
  • Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI)
  • Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership
  • Institute for Spintronic and Microwave Technology
  • Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (lSCRM)
  • Ken Morris Center for the Study of Labor and Work
  • Macomb-OU INCubator (MAC-OU INC)
  • Michigan Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR)
  • Oakland University INCubator (OU INC)
  • Prevention Research Center
  • Reading Recovery Center of Michigan
  • Southeast Michigan Economic Data Center
OU in Macomb County

Oakland University is meeting increased demand for high-quality bachelor’s and master’s degree programs with the convenience and flexibility that three Macomb County locations offer.

Budget

FY2019 budget is approximately $274.9 million.

Endowments

OU endowments totaled $103 million as of October 2018.

Economic Footprint

More than $500 million to the overall economy in 2015 fiscal year.

Athletics
  • 18 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs
  • Member of the Horizon League
  • Won the McCafferty the last four seasons (2014-18)
  • Captured 20 Horizon League titles over the last three seasons (2015-18)
  • Led the Horizon League in Academic Honor Roll selections for 10th consecutive semester (2013-18)