Oakland Community College

Tel: (248)341-2000
24,031 students
Public institution
OCC is a student-centered institution which provides high quality learning opportunities and services for individuals, communities, and organizations on an accessible, affordable basis.
School Highlights
Oakland Community College serves 24,031 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.
Oakland Community College is one of 5 community colleges within Oakland County, MI.
The nearest community college is Baker College of Auburn Hills (4.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 547 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
College Oakland Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 547 staff
62 staff
Oakland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 24,031 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 57:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 24,031 students 1,371 students
Oakland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
Oakland Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 7,012 students
779 students
Oakland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 17,019 students
1,083 students
Oakland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Oakland Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Oakland Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Oakland Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Oakland Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Oakland Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Oakland Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Oakland Community College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
Oakland Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Oakland Community College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Oakland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.70
Oakland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,725 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 124% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,585 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 212% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,725 $5,664
Oakland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,585 $10,360
Oakland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71%
Oakland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • With a student enrollment of 75,000, we are the largest community college in Michigan and the 14th largest in the United States. Our five campuses are located at strategic points throughout Oakland County: Auburn Hills, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Royal Oak and Southfield. OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 125 career fields, as well as university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. The Oakland Community College District was established by the electorate of Oakland County, Michigan, on June 8, 1964. The area served encompasses almost 900 square miles and has an assessed valuation of over $25 billion. The College opened in September 1965, with a record community college initial enrollment of 3,860 students on two campuses - Highland Lakes, a renovated hospital in Union Lake, and Auburn Hills, a former Army Nike missile site in Auburn Heights. Occupying a nine-acre site on Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills, the George A. Bee Administration Center, also known as the District Office, serves as the administrative center for the College. Collegewide administrative support and operational services are housed here to help the College operate more efficiently. Its central location offers another convenient point in the County for the provision of student and community services. OCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills
    Private not-for-profit
    2,703 students | 4.30 Mi1500 University Drive
    Auburn Hills MI 48326
  • 466 students | 7.00 Mi1522 E Big Beaver Rd
    Troy MI 48083
  • Rochester College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,113 students | 7.20 Mi800 West Avon Road
    Rochester Hills MI 48307
  • DeVry University-Michigan
    Private for-profit
    289 students | 7.60 Mi26999 Central Park Blvd., Ste. 125
    Southfield MI 48076
  • 22,914 students | 15.20 Mi14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
    Warren MI 48088
Did You Know?
Oakland County, MI community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is equal to the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oakland County, MI is Oakland Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.