Oakwood University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3974 of 14,131 In the World
#1133 of 2,597 In North America
#1059 of 2,496 In the United States
#20 of 33 In Alabama
#2 of 3 In Huntsville

Quick Review

Religion
Seventh Day Adventist
Acceptance rate
89%
Avg. cost to attend
$27,330 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
1,339
Graduates
35
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Oakwood University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 89% 97% 85%
Applicants 1,135 375 760
Admissions 1,008 364 644
Freshmen enrolled full time 303 119 184

1,050 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

69 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 by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 1146 (84%)
Nonresident Alien 93 (7%)
Hispanic 86 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 22 (2%)
White 8 (0.6%)
Asian 5 (0.4%)
Two or more races 1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,330/year
Average aid awarded
$10,434
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $26,045
$30-48K $29,978
$48-75K $24,628
$75-110K $27,662
$110K+ $26,240

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 price

Dormitory capacity 1,110
Combined charge for room and board $9,650
Room charge $4,692
Meal charge $4,958

Oakwood University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
General Studies 58
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 38
Social Work 30
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 21
Biochemistry 14
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 14
Political Science and Government, General 14
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 13
Psychology, General 12
Accounting 9
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 8
Theology & Theological Studies 8
Applied Mathematics, General 7
Lay Ministry 6
Management Information Systems, General 6
Music, General 6
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 5
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 5
Business Administration and Management, General 4
English Language and Literature, General 4
Finance, General 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Biomedical Sciences, General 3
Broadcast Journalism 3
Health and Wellness, General 3
History, General 3
Pastoral Studies & Counseling 3
Physician Assistant 3
Public Relations & Image Management 3
Computer Science 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Human Development and Family Studies, General 2
International Relations and Affairs 2
Mathematics, General 2
Music Theory and Composition 2
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies 2
Social Science Teacher Education 2
Voice and Opera 2
Chemistry, General 1
Communication, General 1
Dietetics & Dietitian 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 1
Journalism 1
Photojournalism 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1
Grand Total 333 3
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 50% 41% 57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%

Publications & Citations

Publications
225
Citations
3,557

Publication / Citation count by topic

Physics
88 / 1,423
Chemistry
82 / 1,098
Biology
62 / 1,972
Engineering
58 / 422
Materials Science
49 / 216
Medicine
36 / 453
Biophysics
27 / 1,007
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25 / 474
Botany
25 / 719
Psychology
19 / 176
Inorganic Chemistry
16 / 262
Optical Engineering
11 / 45
Business
9 / 211
Sociology
8 / 1
Environmental Science
8 / 372
Nanotechnology
8 / 217
Clinical Psychology
8 / 62
Demography
7 / 243
Health Science
7 / 19
Public Health
7 / 19
Computer Science
7 / 80
Atomic and Molecular physics
6 / 162
Biochemistry
6 / 149
Horticulture
5 / 15
Gerontology
4 / 4
Geography and Cartography
4 / 17
Environmental Management
4 / 12
Communications and Public Relations
4 / 173
Political Science
4 / 0
Chemical Engineering
4 / 38
Accounting
4 / 67
Physical chemistry
3 / 12
Nutrition and Food Science
3 / 217
Quantum and Particle physics
3 / 24
Anatomy and Physiology
3 / 203
Oncology and Cancer research
3 / 6
Human Resource Management
3 / 113
Social Psychology
3 / 4
Microbiology
3 / 224
Mechanical Engineering
3 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1994 1 2
1995 2 0
1996 1 2
1997 1 4
1998 2 4
1999 1 9
2000 7 14
2001 4 23
2002 8 27
2003 4 29
2004 9 27
2005 8 56
2006 7 121
2007 12 103
2008 20 130
2009 13 173
2010 13 174
2011 7 225
2012 7 302
2013 19 321
2014 14 319
2015 10 311
2016 12 289
2017 13 305
2018 15 245
2019 11 235
2020 13 329
2021 21 355

Oakwood University alumni

  1. Davido

    Davido
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger-songwriterartistrapperrecord producer
    Biography

    David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is an American-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Davido blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.

  2. Brian McKnight

    Brian McKnight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    actorcomposersinger-songwriterpianistsinger
    Biography

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

  3. Eric Thomas

    Eric Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    businesspersonwritermotivational speaker
    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 77)
    Occupations
    stage actorsongwriterChristian ministertelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

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

General info

Alternative names OU
Founded 1896
Motto Education, Excellence, Eternity
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 319
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
Fax +1 (256) 726 7154

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