Oakland University (OU) cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution in Rochester Michigan, OU impacts the state, nation and world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.
Located in Rochester, Michigan, Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. OU is a public institution that engages more than 20,500 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.
The University was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.
Learn more about Oakland University's offerings and participation as member of the XBRL US Academic Institution community since September, 2018. https://oakland.edu/