Oakland City University

138 N. Lucretia St. - Oakland City, IN 47660
  • Region: Great Lakes
  • Campus Setting: Small Town
  • Size: Very Small

Oakland City University is situated in rural, southern Indiana, but is accessible to many Midwestern cities.  OCU provides 7,000 square feet of green space per student on campus and is the one and only General Baptist Universities.  Oakland City University is among the 10 Safest Colleges in Indiana and prides itself on its high security, overseen by the former Oakland City Chief of Police.

At OCU, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not just tag words, but a lifestyle.  We seek to change the culture of our campus, classroom, leadership, and community.  We don't just simply want to give our students the tools to thrive in a diverse society but a heart and mind to understand and embrace diversity.  OCU's international student population has been growing and now represents 36 different countries.  

From small class sizes, a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, and personalized instruction to numerous degree programs and student organizations, we nurture our Mighty Oaks and expect great outcomes.  OCU ranks 12th as the most affordable undergraduate program in Indiana and 100% of our students receive Financial Aid.  In the 2021-2022 Academic Year we awarded 13 million dollars in aid.  Our top 5 majors include: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, University Studies, and Psychology and there are 15,000 OCU alumni thriving worldwide.

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About Oakland City University

Oakland City University is deeply committed to giving students a hand-up, supporting them financially and academically as they pursue fulfilling careers and purposeful lives.  We are committed to helping you discover your unique gifts and talents and connecting them to specific opportunities to serve a world in need.  With over 50 concentrations, not only will you thrive academically, but each faculty member, one for every 12 students, is passionate about forming relationships with each student to ensure your long-term success in your calling and career.   The U.S. News and World Report has recognized Oakland City University as the 7th best University in the nation for social mobility.  In addition, OCU has been voted as one of the safest colleges and universities in the state of Indiana. The school holds the distinction of being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Mission Statement

Oakland City University is a Christian faith-based learning community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development for positive leadership.

We want to set you up for success, whatever it takes.  That means investing fully in you as a person who desires to live out a fulfilling life as you make a positive impact on the world.