• 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 15,211 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,211 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,725
  • Out-state tuition: $6,585
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 875 teachers has grown by 75% over five years.
Oakland Community College
(MI) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
875 staff
224 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Oakland Community College has declined by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The Oakland Community College diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,211 students
3,456 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,776 students
1,325 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,435 students
2,131 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Oakland Community College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
186 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
5%
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% Black
18%
14%
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% White
58%
67%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
1%
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% Unknown races
4%
7%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.62
0.52
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College Completion Rate
12%
19%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$30,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Oakland Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of MI by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $4,725 is less than the state average of $4,914. The in-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,585 is less than the state average of $6,836. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$4,725
$4,914
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,585
$6,836
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Oakland Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
45%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Oakland Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$11,637
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Oakland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,750
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Oakland Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,211 students
  • In-state tuition: $4,725
  • Out-state tuition: $6,585
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 42%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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