Oakland Community College

2480 Opdyke Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Oakland Community College (OCC), located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the largest community college in the state.  OCC offers more than 100 two-year associate's degrees, and 45 one-year certificates, and has one of the highest transfer rates among all of the 28 community colleges in Michigan.

OCC has excellent programs in English as a Second Language, Workforce Development, and Nursing. A full 100% of OCC's nursing graduates pass the states licensing exam.  The Workforce Development programs at OCC include degree and certificate programs that are designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. While many careers require a higher-level education, not all careers require a bachelor's degree.  OCC's programs are career-focused so that students who earn an associate's degree or professional certificate are prepared for their chosen career.

History

In 1964,the Oakland Community College District was established in Oakland County, Michigan. The first community college in the district opened in 1965 with an enrollment of more than 3, 000 students on two campuses: Highland Lakes and Auburn Hills.

In 1967, a third OCC campus was established at Oak Park, which in 1980 replaced by a new campus in Southfield.  A new Royal Oak campus opened in 1982.

Academics

The academic calendar of Oakland Community College follows the semester format, with four short "semesters" in the academic year.

Colleges and Schools

Because it is a two-year community college, OCC is not divided into colleges and schools, but rather into programs.  OCC offers programs leading to five degrees:

  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in Business Administration
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Liberal Arts
  • Associate in Science

Student Life

OCC students who study at the Orchard Ridge Campus will enjoy its three restaurants, two of which are student teach labs for the acclaimed Culinary Studies Institute.

OCC students also will enjoy the athletics facilities at each campus, which are open to all enrolled students for fitness and recreation.

One of the services provided to OCC students are the childcare facilities at each campus. These centers are run by trained caregivers and provide interactive care for small children while their parents are attending classes. Fees and schedules for childcare vary slightly at each campus; so interested students should contact the campus of their choice for details.

The Womencenter is a college program that provides resources for female students of OCC and women in the community.  The goal of the center is to help women identify and achieve their personal, social and professional needs through education. The center offers workshops, seminars, support groups, peer counseling and more.

Athletics

The OCC "Raiders" athletics teams participate in nine intercollegiate sports, with past championships for the men's basketball team and the women's softball team.

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The OCC has five campuses located throughout Oakland County of Michigan:

  • Auburn Hills
  • Farmington Hills
  • Royal Oak
  • Southfield
  • Waterford

Community Life

There are 13 parks and recreation areas in Oakland County, Michigan, offering many outdoor activities.  Visitors can enjoy horseback riding, boating, skiing, golf and miniature golf, picnics, swimming, and more.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $3,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $2,400 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $71 to $85 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid59%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$5,011
Receiving Student Loans25%$4,892

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 17%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Oakland Community College may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Michigan, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Oakland Community CollegeOakland CountyMichigan
Graduation Rate10.8%-15.8%
Transfer-out Rate29.4%-27.0%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The list of colleges below are popular among students transferring out of Oakland Community College. Visit the following school profiles to get admissions information, including admissions requirements and contact information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: Oakland Community College - Southfield

  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1991)

Campus: Oakland Community College - Highland Lakes

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Precision Production

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

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