Oakland City University remains committed to our unchanging values of integrity, service, gratitude and hard work. Honoring these values allows us to connect with each and every student and create a community that’s a home away from home. Discover why students from all over the world put down roots at OCU.
Go Forth to Serve
Nation’s Only General Baptist University
While OCU maintains a strong relationship with the General Association of General Baptist, we welcome students of all faiths to realize their educational dreams at OCU.
12:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
At OCU, you’re not just a number, you’re part of our family. Our low student to faculty ratio helps see to that, ensuring that you receive individualized attention from professors that know you by name.
13 Intercollegiate Athletic Teams
Athletics play a fundamental role in relational growth and leadership skills. With 13 sports teams in total – six men’s, seven women’s – many of our students are proud Mighty Oaks that go on to be leaders in their career of choice.
15,000 Alumni Worldwide
With a degree from OCU you gain more than a career in a field you love, you gain a whole new family of Mighty Oaks! Stay connected no matter your location with the ongoing support and community of our alumni association.
30+ Student Organizations & Clubs
Campus life extends well beyond the classroom. With a variety of intramural sports and student organizations you’re sure to find a social outlet that’s just right for you and your interest.
50+ Academic Majors & Concentrations
Together with faculty support, practical experience and classroom instruction, our Career Pathways program will prepare you for a successful future, no matter your major.
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“OCU has better prepared me for my future as a pastor through teaching me how to effectively study and preach the Bible.”
“Being a Mighty Oak shows there is so much more than yourself, and allows you to grow along with others. OCU is so much more than a university, it is a home.”
“Playing at OCU has given me the chance to have lifelong friendships. I have grown as a soccer player, but most importantly I’ve grown as a person and I owe that to the education that I have received here at OCU.”
“It’s hard to leave your country, your family and friends for a while… but whenever I am at OCU it is like I am part of another family with my friends and teammates.”
OCU is dedicated to providing career-focused majors and 44 concentrations to best prepare students for the world ahead.
We offer specific minors that we know will compliment and diversify your future career potential.