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 LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students19,333|
|Student to Faculty Ratio20:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||7|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1010 to 1230|
|ACT||21 to 27|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|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.
|In District Students||$447/credit|
|In State Students||$447/credit|
|Out of State Students||$825/credit|
|In District Students||$706/credit|
|In State Students||$706/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,027/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||4%||$1,911|
|State Grant & Scholarships||12%||$642|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||71%||$7,792|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,189|
$13,123Average Net Price
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Michigan state board of nursing.