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Oakwood University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Huntsville, AL

$18,974

Avg tuition

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About Oakwood University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, Seventh Day Adventist  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Oakwood University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Huntsville, Alabama. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,378, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 72%. The university offers 65 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 49%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $18,974.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

72% of students were accepted during the 2021-2022 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

73% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2020 and returned in Fall 2021.

Graduation Rate Insight

49% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2015. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Recommended

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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1k

Students enrolled

24%

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

79%

Hispanic

8%

Non-U.S. Citizen

8%

Two or more races

3%

White

1%

Unknown

1%

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

57%

Socio-economic diversity

48% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

11

Total Online Enrollment

342

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

85% On-campus

15% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 9% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 100% online

Master's Check Bold 100% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $18,974 $18,974
Graduate $13,680 $13,680

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $9,374
On-campus other expenses $8,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,840
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $8,370
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $8,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $37,548 $37,548
Off-campus without family $41,384 $41,384
Off-campus with family $28,174 $28,174

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

49%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

90%

Pell Grant

48%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $6,250
State Grant Aid $1,132
Institution Grant Aid $11,915
Pell Grant Aid $5,090

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

USCAA

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2021-2022 academic year.

1

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

2

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

3

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

4

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

5

Education

BA

MA

DOC

6

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

7

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

8

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

9

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

10

Health Professions And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC