Oakland Community College is ...
NJCAA Division II
High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.89 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities1,608 Graduates
Business Administration and Management239 Graduates
Chemical Technician90 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science87 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling63 Graduates
Child Care Management42 Graduates
Medical Insurance Coding40 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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Oakland Community College Reviews
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!
I went to Oakland Community College for a year and a half. The teachers are great, very helpful, and committed to having each and every student succeed! The campus police are incredibly kind. There was one time I had a tier fall off when I was trying to leave and one of the officers sat with me until my parents could come get me and then continued to stay and help when we were trying to fix the tier. He sat and helped us until midnight. Unfortunately the school in a whole is not very committed to keeping their sports programs. I ran cross country while I attended, I loved all of the coaches I had, but the person in charge of all the sports programs, did more for most of the other sports. For example, the softball and golf team both went on a spring break trip for "conditioning" to the southern states. Whereas, when the few of us on the cross country team who qualified for Nationals, were unable to go due to the school not having enough money for us.
I attended OCC the first three years of college. I was a high school graduate from outside the U.S, so transitioning to a college back into the U.S was a nervous but necessary step. Adapting to the new life as college student required to make her own schedule, in addition to learning how to adult was initially very intimidating. I quickly found myself, however, adapting to my surroundings, as I wasn't anxious anymore. OCC eased the process for me; the councilors, teachers, student body, & administrators were all very thoughtful & caring. I became very fond of the school, recommending it to anyone considering going to a community college first, rather than straight to university. Its resources also opened doors for me: I became a Student Ambassador for a year, & a SI Leader the other. My years at OCC have opened my eyes to the future I want to have, as a pre-PA, while allowing me to experiment and take fascinating classes (such as astronomy) I've always yearned to take.