Oakland Community College: Narrative Description

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2480 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2266
Tel: (248)341-2000
Admissions: (248)341-2186
Fax: (248)341-2099
Web Site: http://www.oaklandcc.edu/


State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Michigan Department of Career Development. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 540-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $1.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3181 per student. Total enrollment: 24,296. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 2,510 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 7,159 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 17,137 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 73 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 47% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Macomb Community College and Eastern Michigan University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Recommended: high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1611 full-time, $53.70 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $2727 full-time, $90.90 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3825 full-time, $127.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $70 full-time, $35 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, International Student Organization, organizations related to student majors. Major annual events: Welcome Days, Distinguished Speaker Series. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 5 others with 243,137 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 2,139 serials, 8,315 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.3 million. 2,065 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oakland County is composed of both rural and urban towns and has all types of public transportation. Average temperature in winter is 20 degrees, with 70 degrees in summer. The average precipitation is 30 inches. There are good summer and winter sports facilities within the immediate area, with more than 400 lakes nearby. Extensive health services are available.

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