Oakland CC is a public college located in Waterford Charter Township, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,104 undergraduate students. The Oakland CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Lab Technician, and Business. Graduating 14% of students, Oakland CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.92 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,936 Graduates
Lab Technician229 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science84 Graduates
Fire Science and Fire Fighting59 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling50 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)49 Graduates
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Oakland Community College Reviews
I love the diversity of programs, people, and events. There are plenty of organizations to join, opportunities to get involved, and so much more! It's affordable, even if you live out-of-district. One thing that is a mixed blessing about the college are the campuses; there are five campuses in different locations in Oakland County, meaning you can throw a rock and hit an OCC location. The downside is you have to drive between different campuses to take different classes because each one has a specialization. Highland is Nursing and Medicine, Auburn Hills is STEM, Orchard Ridge is Theatre and Culinary Arts. Royal Oak and Southfield seem to be more for General Education.
I've had an amazing experience attending Oakland Community College for the time that I've been attending. Every instructor I had were amazing and the counselors were always so willing to help me with almost anything. I love how they have multiple locations and I could attend/register for classes at any of them. I've been to the Royal Oak, Southfield, and Orchard Ridge campuses and I loved them all! Great school and i'm so glad I decided to go here before attending a 4 year college.
Oakland Community College is a great starter school for students looking to save money and get their gen-ed requirements complete before transferring to a four-year university. Academics are good. Most professors are very nice and caring, they want their students to do well. Student life is pretty diverse and growing rapidly. The campus food is better at some of OCC's campuses compared to others, but overall not too bad for a community college. There is no housing or party scene to comment on because this is a commuter college. Financial aid and the counseling office kind of suck. They are not very friendly and it can take a lot of time and quite a bit of fighting to get through to them if you come across an error or issue. That's the biggest annoyance that exists to be honest. Of course each campus is located right in the heart of each town so there is a lot to do and places to go with only a short walk or drive!