Oakland City University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
71%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
855 - 1075
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
18 - 24
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$23,700
Average Salary in 10 Years
$37,200

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Oakland City University

Oakland City University is located in Oakland City, Indiana. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,113 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat selective as the acceptance rate is 71.3%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Education, Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $30,700.

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About


🗺 138 N Lucretia Street
Oakland City, Indiana 47660
State Indiana
Mission Oakland City University is a Christian faith-based learning community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development for positive leadership.
🌐www.oak.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Oakland City University?
SAT Score Range
855 - 1075
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
18 - 24
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
965
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
21
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
58%
Students Submitting ACTs
52%

Slightly more students take the SATs than the ACTs.

Admissions


Oakland City University has around 579 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 24% decide to enroll at Oakland City University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 579 applicants 35% are men and 65% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 185 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 54 men.

Oakland City University's acceptance rate is 71.3%. The acceptance rate for men is 70.9% and the acceptance rate for women is 71.5%.

Applicants


Who applies to Oakland City University?
Number of Applicants
579
Number of Applicants per Spot
6
per spot
Male Applicants
35%
Female Applicants
65%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Oakland City University
Oakland City University Acceptance Rate
71.3%
Getting in
Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
70.9%
Female Acceptance Rate
71.5%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Oakland City University?
Oakland City University Admissions Yield
24%
of accepted students choose to go to Oakland City University
Male Admissions Yield
26%
Female Admissions Yield
23%

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
53%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
42%
Women Graduation Rate
63%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Oakland City University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$17,935
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$23,700
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$33,150
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$33,150
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$21,413

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$228
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Oakland City University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
59%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Oakland City University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
27%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Oakland City University you can visit www.oak.edu/admissions-and-aid/tuition-and-financial-aid.

Oakland City University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $33,150
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $33,150
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Oakland City University?

Oakland City University students, on average, make $37,200 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Oakland City University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
4.9%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Oakland City University.
Median Earnings of Students from Oakland City University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Oakland City University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Oakland City University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Oakland City University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Oakland City University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.1x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Oakland City University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Oakland City University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Oakland City University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
12
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$58,225
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Oakland City University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
85%
Undergrads
1,113
Total Students
1,303
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
9%
Students over 25
18%
Student Median Household Income
$52,931
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
56%
of undergraduates
Men
44%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Oakland City University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students
1%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Oakland City University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Oakland City University study?
Oakland City University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Oakland City University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
  3. Education
  4. Philosophy and Religious Studies
  5. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Approximately 85% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Oakland City University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
76%
Students Who Transfer Out of Oakland City University
27%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Oakland City University has a retention rate of 76% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
82
7% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Oakland City University has around 82 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 7% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Oakland City University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Politics in Indiana


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Republican

Politically, Indiana tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 38% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 57% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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