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Oakland CC is a public college located in Waterford Charter Township, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,876 undergraduate students. The Oakland CC acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 19% of students, Oakland CC alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
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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.96 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses
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Liberal Arts and Humanities1,173 Graduates
Lab Technician123 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science119 Graduates
Fire Science and Fire Fighting64 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling47 Graduates
Drafting and Design (CAD/CADD)41 Graduates
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Oakland Community College Reviews
Overall, OCC is a great community college, as long as you are carefully choosing your professors. The majority of professors are there to genuinely help you. However, ensure you make use of "ratemyprofessors.com" when attending this college, or any college for that matter. It will seriously help you. Therefore, the only con is the large amount of bad professors. The college could easily fix this, however they apparently don't see a need to. Luckily, I made use of "ratemyprofessors.com" and have only had good professors so far. Use the "future planning" tool in the "MyOCC" student section to prepare ahead and see if your classes are being offered during a specific semester!
OCC is a great place to get your associates degree. It is a good starting foundation for someone who doesn’t want to jump head first into a four year university. I also liked the fact that everyone loves to help, not one of the counselors will judge you, and they will guide you to be the best you can be within the two years you are enrolled at OCC. I am also a student athlete at OCC and I have enjoyed every second of it. If you are an athlete in basketball (men’s or women’s), softball, volleyball, golf, or cross country, this is a phenomenal school to jump start your college athletic career! There isn’t any on campus housing but there are many apartments around all of the campuses. Overall OCC has given me a chance to grow as a student and as a new adult, I wouldn’t have wanted to start at any other school! Go Raiders!
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.