Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Oakland Community College tuition is $2,160 per year for in-district residents. This is 28% cheaper than the national average public two year in-district tuition of $3,046. The cost is 39% cheaper than the average Michigan in-district tuition of $3,604 for 2 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Michigan amongst 2 year colleges for affordability and is the 31st most expensive 2 year college in the state.

The school charges an additional fees of $200 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $4,376.

Housing Costs

Oakland Community College doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Bloomfield Hills area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $6,900.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,450.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $1,940 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to Oakland Community College is $12,650 for the 2018/2019 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $14,666. Out-of-state students who don't possess Michigan residence can expect a one year cost of $14,666. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $7,766.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Oakland Community College and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Oakland Community College
Estimated Budgets
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$12,650
   In-District Tuition$2,160
   Other Fees$200
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,940
   Books and Supplies$1,450
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$6,900
In-District Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$5,750
   In-District Tuition$2,160
   Other Fees$200
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,940
   Books and Supplies$1,450
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$14,666
   In-State Tuition$4,176
   Other Fees$200
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$6,900
   Off-Campus Other Budget$1,940
   Books and Supplies$1,450
Michigan Out of District Total Budget (Living with Parents)$7,766
   In-State Tuition$4,176
   Other Fees$200
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$1,940
   Books and Supplies$1,450


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $14,666 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Oakland Community College net price for in-state students is $3,728* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

66% of Oakland Community College students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $5,104. 61 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,802. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Oakland Community College, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Oakland Community College
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$3,728*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid66%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,104
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants61%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,802

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$3,017
$30,001 to $48,000$3,765
$48,001 to $75,000$6,220
$75,001 to $110,000$8,019

Average Financial Aid Mix - $14,666 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $14,666. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 40% - $5,104

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Oakland Community College or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 38% - $4,862

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 22% -  $2,760

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Community Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Oakland Community College
Schoolcraft College2.3% less expensive
Henry Ford Community College4.6% less expensive
Macomb Community College38.1% more expensive
Washtenaw Community College9.2% less expensive
Wayne County Community College District32% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

Being a school offering two year programs, prospective students should consider the multi year outlay when budgeting the cost for two years at Oakland Community College.

Estimated 2 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 2 year associate degree at Oakland Community College is $29,332 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 2 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $3,518 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 2 would estimate the cost of a degree at $7,036**

**Based on a 2 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Oakland Community College.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,088
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,333
Non-Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,088
Non-Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$7,333

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Oakland Community College are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Oakland Community College
Price per credit hour for in district residents$90
Cost for one class for in district residents (3 credit hours)$270
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$174
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$522
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$696


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 41% of Oakland Community College students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,862.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Oakland Community College? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $7,036, 100% of the estimated average net price for a two year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $8,730.06. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Oakland Community College. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 66% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $3,518. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Oakland Community College student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Oakland Community College Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$72.75
Amount Borrowed$7,036.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$1,694.06
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$8,730.06

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Oakland Community College? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Oakland Community College, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $8,730.06 would be needed to afford a $72.75 monthly payment in the example $7,036.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Oakland Community College in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $2,142 to $4,176. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 19%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 2 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 2 year cost of $29,332.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Oakland Community College.

Annual2 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$19,186$38,372
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$24,487$48,973
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $31,252$62,504
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $36,178$72,356

Tuition History

What was tuition at Oakland Community College five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2012$3,387$4,752 0%
2011$3,387$4,752 7.3%
2010$3,156$4,386 0%
2009$3,156$4,386 2.6%
2008$3,075$4,271 2.9%
2007$2,989$4,150 2.9%
2006$2,905$4,032 2.6%
2005$2,832$3,930 2.2%
2004$2,772$3,846 -0.3%
2003$2,781$3,215 0%
2002$2,781$3,845 3.7%
2001$2,682$3,736 1.6%
2000$2,641$3,649 6.1%
1999$2,490$3,450 1.8%
1998$2,445$3,375 0%
1997$2,445$3,375 0%
1996$2,445$3,375 22.7%
1995$1,992$2,666 5%
1994$1,898$2,642 -11.3%
1993$2,139$3,038 2.3%
1992$2,090$2,927 6.3%
1991$1,966$2,803 3.3%
1990$1,904$2,803 7%
1989$1,780$2,555 17.3%

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Oakland Community College to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Associate's Degree 660 34% cheaper
General Studies Associate's Degree 292 31% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 236 27% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 189 32% cheaper
Accounting and Business/Management Associate's Degree 97 27% cheaper
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling Associate's Degree 82 16% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Associate's Degree 61 36% cheaper
Child Care and Support Services Management Associate's Degree 60 19% cheaper
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 47 28% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 39 24% cheaper
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 31 30% cheaper
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD Associate's Degree 23 22% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Associate's Degree 22 24% cheaper
Salon/Beauty Salon Management/Manager Associate's Degree 19 21% cheaper
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate's Degree 19 25% cheaper
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 28% cheaper
Photography Associate's Degree 19 33% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Associate's Degree 18 21% cheaper
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Associate's Degree 16 25% cheaper
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 16 20% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 16 31% cheaper
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 14 28% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Associate's Degree 14 35% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 14 25% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 14 34% cheaper
Interior Design Associate's Degree 13 30% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Associate's Degree 13 31% cheaper
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Associate's Degree 12 16% cheaper
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 25% cheaper
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 12 25% cheaper
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Associate's Degree 11 24% cheaper
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 11 19% cheaper
Construction Management Associate's Degree 10 25% cheaper
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 10 28% cheaper
Library and Archives Assisting Associate's Degree 10 16% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 20% cheaper
Graphic Design Associate's Degree 9 34% cheaper
Robotics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 9 32% cheaper
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 9 30% cheaper
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other Associate's Degree 8 26% cheaper
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 7 21% cheaper
Corrections Associate's Degree 7 17% cheaper
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Associate's Degree 7 20% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 7 25% cheaper
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 5 17% cheaper
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 18% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Associate's Degree 5 25% cheaper
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Associate's Degree 4 21% costlier
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 3 8% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Music Theory and Composition Associate's Degree 3 2% cheaper
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Associate's Degree 3 31% cheaper
International Business/Trade/Commerce Associate's Degree 3 36% cheaper
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General Associate's Degree 3 20% cheaper
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 2 13% cheaper
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 2 25% cheaper
Office Management and Supervision Associate's Degree 2 21% cheaper
International/Global Studies Associate's Degree 2 30% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 2 22% cheaper
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Associate's Degree 2 16% cheaper
Restaurant/Food Services Management Associate's Degree 2 40% cheaper
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Associate's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Nanotechnology Associate's Degree 1 9% cheaper
Music Performance, General Associate's Degree 1 24% cheaper
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist Associate's Degree 1 17% cheaper


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About Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College is a two year community college located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 5,104 and part time is 13,819.  Oakland Community College has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Oakland Community College at CollegeSimply.

Only undergraduate degrees are offered at this school.

Oakland Community College
2480 Opdyke Rd
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Oakland Community College is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Oakland Community College cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171535 IPEDS survey data.