Oakland Community College

Tel: (248)341-2000
26,618 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 26,618 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 23%.
Oakland Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Oakland County, MI.
The nearest community college is Baker College of Auburn Hills (4.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 648 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
Oakland Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 648 staff
59 staff
Oakland Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 26,618 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
26,618 students
1,282 students
Oakland Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
Oakland Community College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
8,058 students
810 students
Oakland Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 18,560 students
1,017 students
Oakland Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Oakland Community College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Oakland Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Oakland Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Oakland Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Oakland Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Oakland Community College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Oakland Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Oakland Community College non_resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.41 0.53
Oakland Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,278 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 103% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,961 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 183% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,278 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,961 $10,294
Oakland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68%
Oakland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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:

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  • Auburn Hills Baker College of Auburn Hills
    Private not-for-profit
    1500 University Dr
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    4.3  Mi  |  3105  students
  • Troy ITT Technical Institute-Troy
    Private for-profit
    1522 E Big Beaver Rd
    Troy, MI 48083
    7  Mi  |  667  students
  • Southfield DeVry University-Michigan
    Private for-profit
    26999 Central Park Blvd Ste 125
    Southfield, MI 48076
    7.6  Mi  |  0  students
  • Detroit Lewis College Of Business
    Private, non-profit
    17370 Meyers Rd
    Detroit, MI 48235
    (313)862-6300 x 239
    12.9  Mi  |   students
  • Warren Macomb Community College
    14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
    Warren, MI 48088
    15.2  Mi  |  23446  students
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Did You Know?
For Michigan public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,508 per year for in-state students and $5,995 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,883 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Michigan is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Michigan 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 0.38, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Michigan is Lansing Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.