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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

    Enrollment growth over the past 20 years

    Fall 2018                     19,309

    Fall 2013                     19,760

    Fall 2008                     17,758

    Fall 2003                     16,256

    Fall 1998                     14,298

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.
  • 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 (2017)

Full-time faculty with terminal degrees

  • 94 percent (2017)

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

20:1 (2017)

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)