Oakland City University

Private, Four-years School Located in Oakland City, IN

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How much is the Oakland City tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Oakland City's tuition & fees is $27,150.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $43,232 when a student lives on-campus.

Oakland City Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$27,150
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$10,400
On-campus Expenses$4,182
Off-campus Room & Board$7,596
Off-campus Expenses$3,430
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$28,637

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Oakland City for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $116,535 at Oakland City. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $174,863. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $74,072.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$27,921$42,503$18,354
Sophomore (2024-25)$28,715$43,297$18,461
Junior (2025-26)$29,530$44,112$18,572
Senior (2026-27)$30,369$44,951$18,685
4 Years Total$116,535$174,863$74,072
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$28,715$43,297$18,461
Sophomore (2025-26)$29,530$44,112$18,572
Junior (2026-27)$30,369$44,951$18,685
Senior (2027-28)$31,232$45,814$18,801
4 Years Total$119,846$178,174$74,519
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$29,530$44,112$18,572
Sophomore (2026-27)$30,369$44,951$18,685
Junior (2027-28)$31,232$45,814$18,801
Senior (2028-29)$32,119$46,701$18,921
4 Years Total$123,251$181,579$74,979
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$30,369$44,951$18,685
Sophomore (2027-28)$31,232$45,814$18,801
Junior (2028-29)$32,119$46,701$18,921
Senior (2029-30)$33,032$47,614$19,045
4 Years Total$126,752$185,080$75,452
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$31,232$45,814$18,801
Sophomore (2028-29)$32,119$46,701$18,921
Junior (2029-30)$33,032$47,614$19,045
Senior (2030-31)$33,970$48,552$19,171
4 Years Total$130,353$188,681$75,939

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Oakland City' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Indiana, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $22,120.
Oakland City University$27,150
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Indiana Four-years Colleges$20,112
Public Schools$6,847$15,112
Private Schools$22,120

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Oakland City and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Oakland City UniversityOakland City, IN$27,150$9,000
University of IndianapolisIndianapolis, IN$36,136$42,478
Indiana State UniversityTerre Haute, IN$21,734$16,210
Marian UniversityIndianapolis, IN$39,100$20,569
Valparaiso UniversityValparaiso, IN$46,588$12,764
Indiana Wesleyan University-National & GlobalMarion, IN$8,216$10,391
Purdue University GlobalWest Lafayette, IN$14,421$11,582

Financial Aid and COA

At Oakland City University, 457 students (65%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $23,482.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Oakland City is $19,750 for students living on-campus and $16,194 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 128 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $23,197 and the average amount of student loans is $5,651.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$43,232
COA (off-campus)$39,676
Tuition & Fees$27,150
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,082
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,526
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,750
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$16,194
Average Financial Aid$23,482
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship45765%$23,482
Pell Grants19728%$4,744
Federal Student Loan22032%$6,832
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid12892%-
Grants or Scholarships12892%$23,197
Federal Grants5741%$4,940
Pell Grants5741%$4,572
Other Federal Grants2216%$955
State/Local Grants4835%$6,997
Institutional Grants12187%$19,436
Student Loan Aid5942%$5,651
Federal Student Loans5942%$4,671
Other Student Loans64%$9,641

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Oakland City's acceptance rate is 72.62%. A total of 913 applicants applied to and 663 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 168 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.34%.
To apply to Oakland City, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate72.62%70.14%74.12%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.34%42.15%15.68%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are required to apply to Oakland City. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,070 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 19.
Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,0709601,180
National Average1,168
Indiana Average1,154
SAT EBRW535480590
SAT Math535480590
ACT Composite191622
National Average24
Indiana Average25
ACT Math191621
ACT English191621

Student Population

Oakland City University has a total of 880 students including 699 undergraduate and 181 graduate students. By gender, there are 425 male students and 442 female students attending Oakland City. The school offers online degree programs and 84 students enrolled online exclusively (9.55% of all students).
Total867 425442
Undergraduate694 343351
Graduate173 8291

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address138 N Lucretia St, Oakland City, IN
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered33 Programs
Online Program Offered5 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered7 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate55.72%
Student Population880
Graduation Rate53%
Transfer-out Rate16%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 86% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties34 (Full-time), 102 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs259 (Full-time), 130 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$54,847
Average Staff Salary$43,303