Oakland Community College

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School Overview

Oakland Community College (OCC) is located in Oakland County, Michigan, and is the largest community college in the state. OCC operates two campuses, both of which opened in 1965. The Auburn Hills campus is housed in a renovated Army Nike missile site and the Highland Lakes campus is a former hospital in Union Lake.

Many students from across the region attend OCC for its highly regarded paralegal program, which is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA). OCC also hosts an active performing arts program, which hosts regular theater engagements and a two-day performing arts festival every February. OCC’s competitive speech and performance team, The Forensics Team, has claimed both State and National championships.

OCC has an active athletics program and the team name is the Raiders. Male students can participate in varsity sports that include golf, cross-country skiing and basketball; while female varsity programs include softball, volleyball, tennis, cross-country skiing and basketball. OCC also has a variety of club sports, including soccer. The OCC Raiders participate in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA).

General Information

Admission Office

2480 Opdyke Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266

(248) 341-2200

Fax: (248) 341-2099

Contact: Maurice McCall

Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar
Main Address

2480 Opdyke Road

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266

(248) 341-2000


Total undergrads: 24,957

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,006

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,116


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Landscaping A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Ceramics A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Graphic Design A
Interior Design A
Music – General C
Music – General Performance A
Music – Voice/Opera A
Music Theory/Composition A
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Accounting/Business Management A
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A
Hotel/Motel Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Office Management A
Restaurant/Food Services Management A

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia C

Communications Technologies

Photographic/Film Technology A,C
Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Computer/Systems Security A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Database Management C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Carpentry A,C
Electrician A,C
Pipefitting A,C


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A
Computer Hardware A,C
Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electromechanical Technologies A
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
IND specialist C
Industrial Technology A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Mechanical Drafting A,C
Robotics A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management A

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services A
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Health System Administration A,C
Histologic Technology A
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Office Assistant C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Transcription A,C
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Optometric Technician/Assistant C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Phlebotomy C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Polysomnographic technology A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Court Reporting A,C
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A
Science A

Library Science

Library Assistance A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Industrial Electronics C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C
Medium/Heavy Vehicle Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Beauty Salon Management A
Cosmetology A
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Milwright A,C
Numerical control A,C
Pattern Maker – Wood A,C
Sheet Metal Technology A,C
Tool/Die Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Criminalistics/Criminal Science A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Oakland Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(248) 341-2000
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apply.oaklandcc.edu/apply/secure/adm_login.asp
Address:2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:18,923
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:17,886 (95% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,430
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,430
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:61%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,717

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Oakland Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Oakland Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1016
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services177
Construction Trades63
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2012
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs1818
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service85
Legal Professions and Studies22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Library Science21
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Personal and Culinary Services13
Precision Production52
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts413
Grand total10799

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Oakland Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Oakland Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,450

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid67261%
Grant or scholarship aid58654%$5,717
Student loan aid29827%$5,176

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,40030%$5,624
Federal student loans3,49116%$6,278

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Oakland Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Oakland Community College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Oakland Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment18,923
Undergraduate enrollment18,923
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Oakland Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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