Oakwood University: Statistics

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#4443 of 14,131 In the World
#1256 of 2,597 In North America
#1180 of 2,496 In the United States
#21 of 33 In Alabama
#2 of 3 In Huntsville
#3314 of 4,062 For Physical chemistry
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Religion
Seventh Day Adventist
Acceptance rate
72%
Avg. cost to attend
$22,484 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
1,378
Graduates
74
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Oakwood University Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Oakwood University has an acceptance rate of 72% and is among the top 34% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 83% 67%
Applicants 881 293 580
Admissions 633 242 391
Freshmen enrolled full time 280 120 160
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 2 2

213 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

129 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1141 (79%)
Hispanic 123 (8%)
Nonresident Alien 116 (8%)
Two or more races 37 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 15 (1%)
White 10 (0.7%)
Asian 7 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Oakwood University is $22,484 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
$22,484/year
Average aid awarded
$14,669
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,804
$30-48K $20,643
$48-75K $22,871
$75-110K $24,659
$110K+ $26,791

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $18,974$13,680
Tuition in-state $18,974$13,680
Tuition out-of-state $18,974$13,680
Fee in-district $1,016$836
Fee in-state $1,016$836
Fee out-of-state $1,016$836

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,110
Combined charge for room and board $10,050
Room charge $4,692
Meal charge $5,358

Oakwood University majors

Oakwood University has granted 261 bachelor's degrees across 40 programs and 12 master's across 4 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Oakwood University.

Major Associate Bachelor Master
General Studies 1 37
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 33
Organizational Behavior Studies 21
Psychology, General 16
Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training 15
Social Work 13
Biochemistry 12
Computer Science 8
Lay Ministry 8
Management Information Systems, General 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 7
Finance, General 6
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 6
Theology & Theological Studies 6
Accounting 5
Business Administration and Management, General 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 5
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 4
Physician Assistant 4
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Communication, General 3
Human Development and Family Studies, General 3
Organizational Leadership 3
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 3
Biomedical Sciences, General 2
Digital Arts 1 1
Health and Wellness, General 2
Information Technology 2
Music Theory and Composition 2
Public Health, General 2
Public Policy Analysis, General 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Urban Ministry 2
Broadcast Journalism 1
Chemistry, General 1
Commercial and Advertising Art 1
Dietetics & Dietitian 1
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 1
Mathematics, General 1
Music Teacher Education 1
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 1
Social Science Teacher Education 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Grand Total 3 261 12

Oakwood University has a graduation rate of 49%, which is among the 39% lowest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 49% 41% 55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Oakwood University has published 294 scientific papers with 4,550 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Computer Science, and Medicine.

Publications
294
Citations
4,550

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
206 / 3,672
Physics
192 / 2,626
Chemistry
181 / 2,895
Engineering
179 / 2,139
Quantum and Particle physics
141 / 1,655
Materials Science
118 / 1,258
Environmental Science
117 / 1,839
Organic Chemistry
107 / 1,196
Computer Science
104 / 1,700
Medicine
98 / 2,052
Biochemistry
93 / 1,887
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
91 / 1,011
Psychology
78 / 1,369
Optical Engineering
70 / 560
Genetics
63 / 1,592
Electrical Engineering
56 / 566
Physical chemistry
54 / 744
Philosophy
54 / 500
Botany
52 / 944
Geography and Cartography
49 / 692
Political Science
48 / 505
Geology
48 / 555
Law
46 / 504
Metallurgical Engineering
46 / 457
Neuroscience
45 / 862
Ecology
44 / 1,004
Sociology
40 / 599
Biophysics
38 / 1,038
Nanotechnology
37 / 284
Mathematics
35 / 1,029
Chemical Engineering
35 / 336
Inorganic Chemistry
34 / 466
Paleontology
34 / 455
Psychiatry
31 / 503
Business
29 / 168
Economics
29 / 204
Art & Design
28 / 212
Pathology
28 / 1,060
Nuclear Physics
27 / 220
Statistics
26 / 1,020

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1994 1 2
1995 2 0
1996 3 1
1997 1 3
1998 4 2
1999 1 6
2000 4 9
2001 4 8
2002 12 15
2003 2 24
2004 6 23
2005 8 48
2006 10 107
2007 11 80
2008 24 89
2009 14 123
2010 14 142
2011 9 170
2012 7 270
2013 19 295
2014 12 322
2015 9 306
2016 10 288
2017 14 318
2018 16 282
2019 12 287
2020 14 381
2021 19 412
2022 11 379
Academic rankings

Oakwood University alumni

  1. David Adeleke

    David Adeleke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    artistactorrecord producermusiciansinger-songwriter
    Biography

    David Adedeji Adeleke, who is professionally known as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer. Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, and raised in Lagos, Nigeria; he made his music debut as a member of the group KB International. Davido studied business administration at Oakwood University before dropping out to make beats and record vocal references. He rose to fame after releasing "Dami Duro", the second single from his debut studio album Omo Baba Olowo (2012), from which six additional singles—"Back When", "Ekuro", "Overseas", "All of You", "Gbon Gbon" and "Feel Alright"—were taken. In 2012, Davido won the Next Rated award at The Headies. Between 2013 and 2015, he released the hit singles "Gobe", "One of a Kind", "Skelewu", "Aye", "Tchelete (Goodlife)", "Naughty", "Owo Ni Koko", "The Sound" and "The Money".

  2. Brian McKnight

    Brian McKnight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    television producersongwriterguitaristsingerpianist
    Biography

    Brian Kelly McKnight is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, radio host and multi-instrumentalist. He is most recognized for his strong head voice, high belting range and melisma.

  3. Eric Thomas

    Eric Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    motivational speakerwriterbusinessperson
    Biography

    Eric D. Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author, consultant, and minister. Speeches by Thomas are popular on YouTube.

  4. Clifton Davis

    Clifton Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    Christian ministersongwriterstage actoractorcomedian
    Biography

    Clifton Duncan Davis is an American actor, singer, songwriter, minister, and author.

All 14 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names OU
Founded 1896
Motto Education, Excellence, Eternity
Colors blue, gold
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 269
Carnegie classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and contacts

Address 7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, Alabama, 35896
United States
City population 215,000
Phone 2567267000

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