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Oakland Demographics & Diversity

Rochester Hills, Michigan

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Oakland are mostly White with a small Black population. The school has low racial diversity. 24% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Oakland University students
Race Percent of Students
White 76%
Black 8%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 33% more female students than male students enrolled at Oakland University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Oakland has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Oakland University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Oakland University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 7,970
Women 10,582

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Oakland serves a very low number of students outside of Michigan, with 97 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Oakland University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 97%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$78,696 per year

33% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 18.5%
Part time Undergrads 21.7%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171571 IPEDS survey data for Oakland University.