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College Deliberately: Oakland University

Oakland University is a large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes culture, research and character located in a suburb of Rochester Hills, MI.

Oakland University

place 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309-4401
phone Phone: (248) 370-2100
web Web: http://www.oakland.edu
  • Oakland University is also known as:
    Oakland University, Oakland, OU, O.U.

Accreditation

The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
Oakland UniversityTeacher Education (TED) – Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1975
Flint GR (Carman Park El, Dillion El, Fenton Lawn Bldg.)Institutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1990
Oakland University at Dearborn School DistrictInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited1999
Oakland University at Wayne RESAInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2001
Oakland University at Macomb ISDInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2001
Oakland UniversityTheatre (THEA) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2001
Oakland UniversityMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2001
Oakland UniversityDance (DANCE) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited2001
Oakland University at Mason Public SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2004
Oakland University at Henry Ford MacombInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2005
Oakland University at Pioneer Middle SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2006
Oakland University at Oakwood Hospital SystemInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2007
Oakland University at RiverviewInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Dearborn Federation of TeachersInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Kent ISDInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Reid Elementary SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University – Cotter Early Childhood CenterInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Genesee ISDInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Livingston Education Service AgencyInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Henry Ford Health SystemInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2010
Oakland University at Davis Educational CenterInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2011
Oakland University at Hazel Park Administration BuildingInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2012
Oakland University at Walled Lake Board OfficeInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Oakland University at Milford High SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2013
Oakland University at Mason Public SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2015
University YES AcademyInstitutional Accreditation
Higher Learning CommissionInstitutionalAccredited2015
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

 

short_textMission

Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region. Through faculty-driven and student-engaged research, scholarship, and creative activity, Oakland University advances knowledge and art in a diverse and inclusive environment. Oakland University is an active community partner providing thriving civic, cultural, and recreational opportunities and valuable public service.

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bar_chartMajors and Programs

132
Bachelor’s degree
58
Master’s degree
16
Doctor’s degree – research/scholarship
4
Doctor’s degree – professional practice

sportSports

Oakland University is in NCAA Division I without football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Baseball Men’s 31
Swimming and Diving Women’s 30
Soccer Men’s 28

The complete list of sports at Oakland University is available for members.

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