Oakwood University

Oakwood University is a historically African-American, Seventh-day Adventist affiliated, university located in Huntsville, Alabama. The school offers secular and religious degree programs.

Prospective students must possess at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) to attend Oakwood University. Students not meeting minimum GPA requirements can submit an essay explaining the deficiency and steps they will be taken to correct it.

The following are accredited degree programs offered at Oakwood University:
  • Communication and Fine Arts
  • Business and Information
  • History and Political Science
  • Education
  • Music
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
Participation in religious activities is an important part of life at Oakwood University. Most students attend or participate in:
  • Worship Services
  • Missionary Work
  • Bible Study Programs
  • Community Service Projects

General Information

Admission Office
7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7030
(800) 824-5312
Fax: (256) 726-7154
admission@oakwood.edu
Contact: Jason McCracken
Director of Enrollment Management
Main Address
7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7000
www.oakwood.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 1,817
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 487
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,789
Graduate enrollment: 29

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $25
Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $12,668 $13,174 $13,834 $14,250 +3.01%
Books and Supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,200 $1,400 +16.67%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,170 $8,438 $8,764 $9,038 +3.13%
Other $7,100 $7,830 $7,902 $8,297 +5.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,338 $30,842 $31,700 $32,985 +4.05%
In-state Off Campus $14,068 $14,574 $15,034 $15,650 +4.10%
In-state with Family $14,068 $14,574 $15,034 $15,650 +4.10%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $10,800
In-state Student Fees $816
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,800
Out-of-state Student Fees $816

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 444 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 431 89% $2,603,741 $6,041
• Federal grants 159 33% $620,465 $3,902
• Pell grants 159 33% $565,552 $3,557
• Other federal grants 30 6% $54,913 $1,830
Local and state government scholarships or grants 18 4% $20,763 $1,154
Institutional scholarships or grants 402 83% $1,962,513 $4,882
Student loan financial aid 296 61% $2,855,031 $9,645
• Federal student loans 285 59% $2,492,324 $8,745
• Other student loans 40 8% $362,707 $9,068

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 237 10 2 25
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 46
Biochemistry 16
Biology and Biological Sciences 24
Biomedical Sciences 6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 45
Accounting 9
Business Administration and Management 23
Finance 6
Marketing/marketing Management
Non-profit/public/organizational Management 7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 1
Journalism
Mass Communication/media Studies
Photojournalism
Public Relations/image Management 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 7
Computer and Information Sciences 5
Computer Science 2
Information Technology
Education 16
Biology Teacher Education 1
Business Teacher Education 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 9
English/language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
English Language and Literature/letters 4
English Language and Literature 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
French Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 32 1 25
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 1
Cytotechnology/cytotechnologist
Dietetics/dietitian 3 25
Health and Wellness 3
Health/health Care Administration/management
Occupational Therapy/therapist 1
Physical Therapy/therapist 9
Physician Assistant
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 16
History 1
History 1
Human Services 5
Social Work 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 11
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Applied Mathematics 1
Mathematics 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 1
Mathematics and Computer Science
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Sciences 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1
Health and Physical Education/fitness 1
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other
Physical Sciences
Chemistry
Psychology 22
Counseling Psychology 13
Industrial and organizational Psychology
Psychology 9
Social Sciences 8
International Relations and Affairs 4
Political Science and Government 4
Theology and Religious Vocations 18 10
Bible/biblical Studies
Pastoral Studies/counseling 10
Religious Education 1
Theology/theological Studies 17
Visual and Performing Arts 1 1
Commercial and Advertising Art 1
Commercial Photography
Keyboard Instruments
Music Pedagogy
Music Theory and Composition
Music
Voice and Opera 1
Work and Family Studies 5
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
Human Development and Family Studies 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising Art A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biomedical Sciences B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information Technology B

Education
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Cytotechnology B
Physician Assistance A

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Social Work B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Bible Studies A
Religious Education B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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