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630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-3184
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A bronze statue of a woman outside of a building on Oakland University's campus.

OU Fast Facts

A print version of the OU Fast Facts may be ordered through the Printing Services Department. Please reference job number UCM-22803.

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 2021 student population of 17,170 (13,771 undergraduate, 3,399 graduate)
  • Fall 2021 first-generation students (Among First Time in Any College students) – 33.4 percent
  • Incoming freshmen average GPA  3.51
  • Incoming freshmen average ACT score  24.9
  • Incoming freshmen average SAT  1,104
Current Student Population

Race/Ethnicity

  • Caucasian - 69.2 percent
  • Black or African American - 7.9 percent
  • Asian - 6.1 percent
  • Hispanic or Latino - 4.4 percent
  • American Indian or Alaska Native - 0.2 percent
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - 0.1 percent
  • International - 4.6 percent
  • Multiple or Unreported - 7.5 percent

Geographic distribution

  • Oakland County - 38.8 percent
  • Macomb County - 32.1 percent
  • Wayne County - 6.9 percent
  • Genesee/Lapeer/St. Clair counties - 6.7 percent
  • Other Michigan counties - 7.3 percent
  • Other states - 3.4 percent
  • Foreign countries - 4.6 percent 

Age

  • Undergraduate 
    • 15-16 - 0.1 percent
    • 17-22 - 72.9 percent
    • 23-34 - 23.3 percent
    • 35-44 - 2.2 percent
    • 45-54 - 1.0 percent
    • 55 plus - 0.4 percent

  •  Graduate
    • 17-22 - 5.4 percent
    • 23-34 - 70.6 percent
    • 35-44 - 14.6 percent
    • 45-54 - 7.4 percent
    • 55 plus - 1.9 percent

Gender

  • Female - 58 percent
  • Male - 42 percent

International students

  • 785

Resident Student Population

  • 1,982 - 12 percent of total student population (2021)
Academics

Recognition

  • OU moved up to the second-highest tier of research universities in the 2018 Carnegie Classification
  • 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, meeting the standards that lead to the M.D. degree.
  • Nurse Anesthesia program is ranked 18th out of 112 U.S. graduate programs in nursing-anesthesia, according to U.S. News & World Report. (2016)

Academic programs

  • 146 bachelor’s degree programs
  • 134 doctoral, master’s degree and certificate programs

Full-time faculty with doctoral degrees

  • 85 percent (2020)

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees

  • 91 percent (2020)

Transforming health care education

  • OUWB admitted its charter class in fall 2011 and welcomes 125 new medical students to campus every August for a total enrollment of nearly 500 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

19:1 (2019)

Financial Aid
  • 75 percent of full-time undergraduate students received scholarships and grants averaging $8,109 per student in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • 43 percent of full-time undergraduate students received need-based financial aid in the 2020-21 academic year.
  • More than $1.4 million in scholarships has been awarded by the Oakland University Alumni Association to qualified OU students.
Alumni

More than 127,000 alumni with 75 percent living in Michigan.

Campus
  • 1,443 acres of wooded hills and meadows
  • More than 50 major buildings
  • Six 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 – $16,109,977 (FY2021)
  • Research space - 118,214 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 Public Humanities
  • 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 Center (ERC)
  • 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 offers high-quality bachelor's and master's degree programs at the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township and the OU Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens.
Budget

FY2022 budget is approximately $338 million.

Endowments

OU endowments totaled approximately $147 million as of June 2021.

Economic Footprint

OU contributed nearly $1 billion to the region's economy in the 2019 fiscal year.

Athletics
  • 18 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s varsity sports programs
  • Member of the Horizon League
  • First Division I school in Michigan to add a varsity Esports team 
  • Won the McCafferty Trophy from 2014-18 and 2021
  • Captured 26 Horizon League titles from 2015-21
  • Led the Horizon League in Academic Honor Roll selections each semester from 2013-18, and spring semester 2019