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About Oakland City University

OCU GraduatesThis is an exciting time at Oakland City University. We stand ready to enter into the next decade as a leader in providing our students a high quality, affordable, Christian education. More than ever before it is important for us to train Christian leaders with high morals, focused values, and ethical standards. We invite you to view the strategic plan we have developed to reach those goals.

View the 2014 Annual Report

Download the OCU Strategic Plan Precis

Download the OCU Strategic Plan

Download the OCU Information Technology Strategic Plan Explanation

Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana, is a learning community dedicated to…

  • Academic excellence, technical preparation, and life-long learning
  • The preparation for gainful employment through academic excellence
  • The promotion of Christian ethical and moral values
  • The enhancement of each person's intellectual, spiritual, and social development
  • Community service through positive leadership

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.

Oakland City University was formed in 1885 out of the persistent effort of a committed group of General Baptist pioneers. These founders set out to see that the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed through education. Our founders would be pleased to know that the cause for which they struggled and sacrificed is still alive and well today.

While Oakland City University is conscious of the call of God, honoring our ties to the General Baptist denomination, and mindful of the church universal, we welcome all people from all faiths to realize their educational dream. Oakland City University stands for academic excellence in a warm, Christian environment.

Oakland City University's motto is "Enter to learn, Go forth to serve." Not only do we stand proudly on the meaning of that phrase as individuals, but we go forth as a university to provide the highest quality Christian education!

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