Oakwood University is one of the twenty-one private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Alabama. The campus is located in an urban area, in Huntsville.According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 1,711 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 368 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 258 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 70%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.
Oakwood University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $15,714, and fees were $1,006. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $15,714 and $1,006 respectively.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Number of Students1,711|
|Student to Faculty Ratio12:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Seventh Day Adventists
|On Campus HousingYes|
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 (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
03/01/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||890 to 1100|
|ACT||17 to 22|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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|
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||$678/credit|
|In State Students||$678/credit|
|Out of State Students||$678/credit|
|In District Students||$537/credit|
|In State Students||$537/credit|
|Out of State Students||$537/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, 99% of Oakwood 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||14%||$1,579|
|State Grant & Scholarships||14%||$1,568|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||92%||$7,264|
|Federal Student Loans||70%||$5,378|
$25,567Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$24,317|
|$30,001 to $48,000$24,763|
|$48,001 to $75,000$25,907|
|$75,001 to $110,000$29,725|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Alabama state board of nursing.