Enter
To
Learn

Go
Forth
To
Serve

Our approach to learning is about more than academic growth; it’s about growing as an individual. You’ll leave OCU equipped to impact the lives of others and thrive in a career that gives you purpose.

Learning Among Family

You won’t find a learning environment that feels more like family than Oakland City University.

Families give each other a hand up.

OCU is ranked #5 in the Midwest for social mobility. This is a safe, welcoming environment where first-generation college students feel right at home and anyone can succeed.

Strong families work hard and play hard together.

From our 30+ student organizations to 13 competitive NAIA athletic teams, students here have more ways to connect than you might expect from a university of under 900 full-time students.

In a family, you’re known.

Each faculty member, one for every 12 students, is passionate about forming relationships with each student to help ensure your long-term success in your career and calling.

Serving with Distinction

With a Christian worldview, OCU will help you connect your career goals with your call to service.

Explore your calling with Career Pathways.

We are committed to helping you discover your unique gifts and talents, and connecting them to specific opportunities to serve a world in need. It’s called Career Pathways.

Engage in dynamic service-learning opportunities and spiritual life.

Discover exciting ways you can serve on and off campus through your academic interests, tap into spiritual support, and prepare for a life of service to something greater than yourself.

The nurturing educational environment that I experienced at OCU helped prepare me not just academically but also spiritually and emotionally! God always prepares a way, we just need to be faithful servants, willing to be used for His Glory! I am blessed to serve Him and have a bonus in getting to do so on a beautiful island.

Amanda Dunn

Saipan, Class of 2005, BS US History Concentration, Minor Biology

OCU has better prepared me for my future as a pastor through teaching me how to effectively study and preach the Bible.

Logan Hensley

Christian Studies, Class of 2021

What Path Will You Take?

Business +

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? The gift of people leadership? An analytical mind? Master the skills necessary to take on your passion area in business administration.

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Criminal Justice +

How do you feel called to serve the cause of justice? Discover the science of forensic investigations, the tactics of law enforcement, or corrections management.

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Psychology +

Do you have an interest in the human mind? Broaden your understanding of how you might channel the study of psychology into many exciting service-focused careers.

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New Technologies +

Does the emergence and application of cutting-edge technology capture your imagination? Learn how to harness creative tools and computer science skills in your future high-tech career.

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Faith and Service

Oakland City University is affiliated with the General Baptist Church. As we welcome students from a diversity of faith backgrounds, our Christian worldview guides our mission to help you become an effective leader capable of contributing to a better world.

Join our Family

What awaits you here at OCU? A life-changing opportunity to become all you’re called to be, as part of a family that can’t wait to see what God has in store for you!