Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL 35896

Oakwood University is a private, not for profit institution, located in Huntsville, Alabama. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 2,177 and 1,053 students were accepted.

Oakwood University's in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $15,744 and fees $1,006. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,744 and $1,006 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Seventh Day Adventists
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. RN to BSN
  2. BSN

    The Bachelor of Science Nursing generic program at Oakwood is meant to train students who desire to become Registered Nurses. The program runs for four years, key emphasis is on both general and nursing knowledge. A four semester program that ensures a student has a total of 132 hours upon completion.


    Due to the competitive nature of the BSN Program, admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the Program. The requirements include: university cumulative GPA 3.00 or above on a 4.0 scale, ACT composite score of 17 or above, or SAT composite score of 840 or above, satisfactory completion of developmental courses, identified by low ACT/SAT scores, “C” (2.00) or above and demonstrated reading level at 12th grade, as indicated through diagnostic testing by the Center for Academic Success (CAS).

    Anybody having two failures (C- or less) in the hard sciences (biology, chemistry) or two failures in previous nursing course is not eligible for admission to the nursing program. To make students excellent in their professional careers as Registered Nurses, Oakwood’s curriculum is integrated in a unique manner.

    Applicants are advised to consult the Department of Nursing Advisor for more guidelines.

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 19

Nearby Nursing Schools

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

Martin Methodist College
37.23 miles away
Samford University
89.52 miles away
Berry College
89.76 miles away
Shorter University
90.19 miles away
Lipscomb University
93.4 miles away
Southern Adventist University
93.41 miles away
Belmont University
95.39 miles away
Aquinas College
95.53 miles away
Trevecca Nazarene University
95.8 miles away
Vanderbilt University
96.16 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
03/01/2005 - Current

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading390 to 520
SAT: Math360 to 490
ACT Composite16 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,898
30k to 48k$24,833
48k to 75k$26,833
75k to 110k$25,367
Over 110k$19,508
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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 $678.00 $678.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $537.00 $537.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

University of Alabama School of Nursing Scholarships

The School of Nursing at UAB several scholarship programs. The School's scholarship portfolio consists of 59 scholarships. 

Nursing Scholarships for Graduate Students

Applicants must be pursuing graduate nursing degrees from the University of South Alabama.

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing
Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896

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