Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI 48309
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students19,333
Student to Faculty Ratio20:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate77%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 64 328
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 7

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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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1010 to 1230
ACT21 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

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$447/credit
In State Students$447/credit
Out of State Students$825/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$706/credit
In State Students$706/credit
Out of State Students$1,027/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $20,115 $20,115 $37,125
ADN 70 $31,290 $31,290 $57,750
BSN 125 $55,875 $55,875 $103,125
FNP 50 $35,300 $35,300 $51,350
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of Oakland University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 32% $4,391
Other Federal Grant 4% $1,911
State Grant & Scholarships 12% $642
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 71% $7,792
Federal Student Loans 52% $5,189
Private Loans 4% $8,795


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$8,380
$30,001 to $48,000$8,957
$48,001 to $75,000$11,593
$75,001 to $110,000$15,139
Over $110,000$18,247

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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.
Oakland University
2200 North Squirrel Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

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