Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Oakland University is a public institution in Rochester Hills, Michigan. It was founded in 1957 as a satellite campus of Michigan State University. The campus was built on 1,443 acres of land donated to MSU. The university was originally known as Michigan State University-Oakland until 1963. Oakland University became fully independent in 1970. The university offers over 132 undergraduate programs and 138 graduate programs across its multiple schools and colleges, including the School of Nursing. Oakland University is primarily a research institution and supports a variety of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Robotics and Advanced Automation. 

Seven nursing programs are offered at Oakland University. The undergraduate programs include BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN degree programs. The graduate-level programs include MSN, RN to MSN, and DNP programs. The university also offers an LPN program for those wanting to earn their Licensed Practical Nurse certificate. These programs are accredited by the CCNE. Students receive clinical experience by working at a variety of healthcare facilities throughout Southeastern Michigan. The master’s degree program includes several specialty tracks, including Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Forensic Nursing. For registered nurses, the RN to BSN program offers a path to earning a BSN in just 12 months.


Campus LocaleSuburb: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio21:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate75%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. LPN
  3. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 387
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Postbaccalaureate certificate 1
Nurse Anesthetist Master's degree 21
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 24
Nursing Education Master's degree 1
Nursing Practice Master's degree 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Master's degree 17
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 0
Nurse Anesthetist Post-master's certificate 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Education Post-master's certificate 0
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 0
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 9

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Oakland University

Dorsey Schools
12.04 miles away
Davenport University - Warren Campus
14.17 miles away
Schoolcraft College
20.62 miles away
Wayne State University
23.07 miles away
Henry Ford College
24.18 miles away
NexCare Health Care Training Institute
28.75 miles away
University of Michigan-Flint
33.56 miles away
Eastern Michigan University
36.05 miles away
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
38.28 miles away
Latoya's Health Education
63.77 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1966 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/28/2002 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
11/01/1990 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading335 to 500
SAT: Math470 to 610
ACT Composite20 to 27
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,677
30k to 48k$9,033
48k to 75k$10,540
75k to 110k$15,120
Over 110k$17,765
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $431.00 $825.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $681.00 $1,027.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Michigan League for Nursing Scholarship

In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree Nursing education program and must have [...]

Michigan Nurses Foundation Scholarship

Michigan Nurses Foundation advance nursing and nursing education by awarding scholarships and research grants and by providing financial aid for the treatment of recovering [...]

Michigan Nursing Scholarship

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a Michigan resident for one year prior to the beginning of their nursing program enrollment. Applicant must be enrolled at [...]

Lynda Andrus Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be enrolled at Eastern Michigan University, actively pursuing a degree in nursing (undergraduate or R.N. to B.S.N.). Applicant must be a non-smoker. Financial need is required.

Oakland University/SAE Engineering Scholarship

Applicant must be an incoming freshman who will be pursuing a degree in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University.

More scholarships

Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

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