Oakland University Rankings by Salary Score

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Oakland University is ranked on 8 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Oakland University

We calculated a salary score for each of Oakland University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Oakland University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for OU Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 78 99% 99% $24,500 $54,790 78
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 68 100% 100% $25,000 $59,120 68
Anthropology 13 69% 69% Not Reported $21,050 13
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology 88 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 88
Biological/Biosystems Engineering 96 88% 88% Not Reported $66,920 96
Biology, General 50 89% 89% $25,260 $29,060 50
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99 97% 97% $25,120 $65,240 99
Business/Commerce, General 59 98% 98% $26,250 $46,480 59
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 30 98% 98% $28,500 $51,650 30
Communication and Media Studies 59 98% 98% $23,810 $34,950 59
Computer and Information Sciences, General 69 99% 99% $26,290 $65,820 69
Computer Engineering 69 97% 97% $22,500 $77,720 69
Criminal Justice and Corrections 67 96% 96% $25,000 $38,530 67
Design and Applied Arts 30 97% 97% $25,950 $30,930 30
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft 64 100% 100% $25,680 $24,810 64
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 76 100% 100% $30,380 $76,460 76
English Language and Literature, General 74 92% 92% $25,880 $33,140 74
Film/Video and Photographic Arts 8 100% 100% $27,000 $19,230 8
Finance and Financial Management Services 70 97% 97% $26,030 $55,810 70
Fine and Studio Arts 70 87% 87% $30,860 $29,060 70
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 23 94% 94% $25,060 $30,290 23
History 80 98% 98% $22,500 $36,560 80
Human Resources Management and Services 70 96% 96% $26,370 $49,930 70
Industrial Engineering 98 100% 100% Not Reported $83,180 98
International Relations and National Security Studies 8 81% 81% $21,500 $25,190 8
Journalism 12 95% 95% $23,250 $26,060 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 87 95% 95% $24,170 $41,090 87
Management Information Systems and Services 79 90% 90% $24,470 $63,600 79
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 62 93% 93% Not Reported $57,320 62
Marketing 79 97% 97% $23,070 $47,890 79
Mathematics 55 100% 100% Not Reported $47,260 55
Mechanical Engineering 96 100% 100% $26,470 $75,710 96
Natural Resources Conservation and Research 55 95% 95% $20,980 $33,990 55
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) 47 100% 100% $27,000 $36,990 47
Political Science and Government 17 92% 92% $23,030 $28,600 17
Psychology, General 52 91% 91% $25,110 $30,210 52
Public Health 100 93% 93% $29,750 $55,510 100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 33 98% 98% $24,410 $60,890 33
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies 20 92% 92% $26,000 $23,110 20
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 20 95% 95% $20,350 $26,900 20
Social Work 56 96% 96% $27,000 $32,830 56
Sociology 49 96% 96% $24,710 $32,390 49
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 55 97% 97% $27,500 $36,500 55
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 56 100% 100% Not Reported $37,570 56

Salary Scores for OU Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 68 97% 97% $20,500 $64,090 68
Business Administration, Management and Operations 81 97% 97% $34,100 $90,150 81
Chemistry 47 93% 93% Not Reported $58,220 47
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 39 100% 100% Not Reported $78,340 39
Education, Other 36 100% 100% Not Reported $46,090 36
Educational Administration and Supervision 23 100% 100% $26,940 $46,480 23
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 63 100% 100% Not Reported $98,210 63
Engineering-Related Fields 52 100% 100% Not Reported $91,740 52
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 52 100% 100% Not Reported $42,680 52
Human Resources Management and Services 69 100% 100% Not Reported $71,020 69
Mechanical Engineering 92 97% 97% Not Reported $96,410 92
Public Administration 36 95% 95% $40,030 $50,110 36
Public Health 59 91% 91% $33,800 $57,320 59
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 57 99% 99% $44,860 $104,880 57
Special Education and Teaching 38 98% 98% $38,060 $47,850 38
Student Counseling and Personnel Services 46 91% 91% $54,010 $44,080 46
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 36 98% 98% $34,820 $44,320 36
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 53 100% 100% Not Reported $50,320 53

Salary Scores for OU Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Educational Administration and Supervision 41 100% 100% $36,260 $78,970 41
Medicine 31 100% 100% $208,420 $55,810 31
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 69 98% 98% $88,800 $73,360 69

Most Recent Reviews

HB 11/23/2019

The curriculum is engineered to include everything you need to be successful at passing the NCLEX exam the very first time. It is not an easy program but organized and fair. Competition for entry is fierce; but once in the program, one is destined to be successful with dedication and hard work.

Maram Alhasan 6/6/2019

my experience at Oakland University was generally a pleasant one. Its a quite campus, and its community are mostly friendly. It did offer a variety of online courses, and that was beneficial to me, because i had kids at the time, and going to campus was really hard. the professors were helpful and professional in most of my classes exempt for a couple of people, which i gad minor issues with over assignments, but gerally speaking they were good to work with,