Oakland Community College

Tel: (248)341-2000
  • 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 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • 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 9% over five years.
Oakland Community College (MI) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years Four or more years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 547 staff 94 staff
Oakland Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 24,031 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 58:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.61 is more than the state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment 24,031 students 3,355 students
Oakland Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1 35:1
Oakland Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 7,012 students 1,530 students
Oakland Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 17,019 students 1,825 students
Oakland Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Oakland Community College Enrollment Breakdown MI All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Oakland Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Oakland Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Oakland Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Oakland Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Oakland Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Oakland Community College More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
Oakland Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Oakland Community College Ethnicity Breakdown MI All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.61 0.50
Oakland Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Oakland Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,700 -
Oakland Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,725 is less than the state average of $5,292. The in-state tuition has grown by 124% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,585 is less than the state average of $7,087. The out-state tuition has grown by 212% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,725 $5,292
Oakland Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,585 $7,087
Oakland Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 89%
Oakland Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,542 -
Oakland Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,742 -
Oakland Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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.

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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 lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Oakland County, MI is Oakland Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.