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General Institution Information

Oakland City University is authorized by name by the State of IndianaComplaints may be filed with the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.

Oakland City University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies. Accreditation information can be found on the Oakland City University accreditation page.

Religious Studies courses are approved to be offered on-site by the State of Kentucky. Oakland City University is approved to provide distance education through online delivery systems through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). You may view the states that are approved for distance education through NC-SARA at or you may contact an Admissions counselor for additional information regarding the current distance education offerings for the state in which you reside.

Oakland City University is required by the Higher Education Act to provide institution specific information to current and prospective students. This information may be found on our website or as printed materials which are available upon request from the appropriate department. This site serves to update the Student Right to Know information and provide resources for all members of the OCU community including: students, prospective students, and employees.

If you have trouble locating specific information, please contact the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life will also be able to assist with further information concerning campus safety, fire inspection, or our facilities. Information contained within University reports and records will be disclosed upon receipt of a written request as allowed within the Higher Education Act amendments and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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Data and Reports

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Student Handbook

Diversity of Enrollment

In Fall 2019, enrollment of full-time undergraduate students in credit programs was 685.

  • 56% were female and 44% were male,
  • Less than1% were American Indian or Alaska Native,
  • Less than 1% were Asian or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander,
  • 5% were Black/African American,
  • 3% were Hispanic/Latino
  • 70% were White,
  • 4% were Two or More Races,
  • 16% Race/Ethnicity Unknown, and
  • 1% were Nonresident Alien.

Retention Rates

  • Of the first-time, full-time undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall of 2019, 74.76% returned in the Fall of 2020.

Graduation and Transfer Rates

For Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know," or the IPEDS graduation rate was 52%. The graduation rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as a full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% (6 years) of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.


The 150% (6 years) "Student Right to Know" transfer-out rate was 15%.

Alcohol and Drug Policies

Oakland City University is committed to providing an alcohol and drug free learning environment. Campus policies have been established which are consistent with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments and General Baptist principles. These policies may be found in the Student Handbook or the Employee Code of Conduct.

Significant psychological and physiological health risks are associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Individuals who violate Federal, State or Local laws and campus policies are subject to University Disciplinary action as provided in the Student/Employee Handbook and criminal prosecution. A description of alcohol and drug categories, their effects, symptoms of overdose and indications of misuse may be found at the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice website.

The Biennial Review of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is completed by the OCU Health and Wellness Committee. The most recent version is available upon written request in the Office for Student Life.

OCU Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. The US Department of Education released new rules in May of 2020. On August 14, 2020, the OCU Title IX Sexual Harassment policy revision becomes effective. This revision incorporates the new requirements. 

Athletic Program: Participation Rates, Financial Support Data and Graduation Rates

The University provides an annual EADA (Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act) report to the Department of Education regarding the athletic program. The information includes: participation by gender, staffing by gender and athletic revenues and expenses. This report is available at The report is also available by contacting the athletic department to request a printed copy. The report is typically published by October 15. The publication date for data from 2019 was published later due to the pandemic. It is included in the report published on December 31, 2020.

Athletic Graduation rates are included on this page. A paper copy of these reports are available by contacting the Athletic Department at (812)749-1264 or sending a request to

Campus Safety

Emergency procedures and contact information may be accessed on the Campus Safety section of the website.

The current Annual Security Report is a combination of the Annual Security Report and the 2020 Fire Safety Report. University’s statistics for reported crimes and fires that occurred on campus for the previous three years and University safety-related policies including the missing person and timely warning policies are included in the Annual Security report.

Emergency Notification System

Oakland City University currently uses RAVE as its emergency notification system. Students and employees are registered automatically during the time they are actively enrolled or employed. Access preferences may be changed by accessing the individual's RAVE account.

Disability Services Available

Oakland City University actively supports the Americans with Disabilities Act which protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Oakland City University will work with students and other associates to provide reasonable accommodations as provided in the Act. If a student or another associate believes he/she needs academic accommodations or otherwise has a concern or issue regarding the ADA, they should notify the Section 504 Coordinator. Contact information for the Section 504 Coordinator may be obtained from the Office for Academic Affairs. Questions regarding facilities may be directed to the Office for Student Life or the APC for the appropriate facility. Additional information regarding services available to students may be found on the Student Services page.  Employees should contact the Human Resources Office at 812-749-1408 to request a reasonable accommodation.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student records. Only information defined as “Directory Information” may be released without the express written permission of the student except for a few exceptions designated within FERPA. Further information regarding the disclosure of educational records consistent with FERPA, OCU policies, and procedures is available in the Student Handbook.

Directory information, as designated by OCU, includes:

  • Student’s name
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
  • Address
  • Telephone listing
  • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
  • Electronic mail address
  • Photograph
  • Degrees, honors, and awards
  • Date and place of birth
  • Major field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Grade level
  • The most recent educational agency or institution attended
  • Student Identification Number

If you wish to grant access to your student records (academic and financial) please submit the FERPA Release Form to the Academic Affairs Office.

If you wish to place a hold on your “Directory Information” please contact the Academic Affairs Office and provide a written request to have your directory information held.  

Financial Statements/Accounts

The Main Campus Business Office located in the Murray Center receives payment on accounts, disburses checks, and processes tax forms. The Student Accounts Office processes payment plans and Perkins loans after the Financial Aid Office determines eligibility.

After the final registration date for each academic term, statements are sent to all persons with a balance due. After the first billing, statements are sent on the first and the fifteenth of each month to all who owe monies for the remainder of the semester. Refunds or changes in registration must be supported by authorization from the Registrar or Financial Aid Office. Account discrepancies reported to the Business Office will be verified. Annual audit procedures will verify the system information.

Refunds - Traditional Calendar Programs - Main Campus and Online (Undergraduate/Graduate)

If courses are dropped after the first day of the semester, refunds of tuition and fees are as follows:

  • During the first week — 75 percent is refunded
  • During the second week — 50 percent is refunded
  • After the second week — 0 percent is refunded

Refunds - APS Programs (Undergraduate/Graduate) and Alternative Calendar Online Programs

If courses are dropped or a student withdraws after the first day of the course, refunds of tuition and fees are as follows:

  • During the first week — 50 percent is refunded
  • After the first week — 0 percent is refunded

Financial Aid

OCU Student Financial Aid information is available on the Financial Aid page. Information includes:

  • Available Federal, State, Local, Private and Institutional financial assistance programs
  • Eligibility requirements, including standards for satisfactory academic progress
  • Instructions on how to apply for undergraduates or for graduates
  • Method of award and distribution of assistance grants or scholarships
  • Rights and responsibilities of students receiving financial assistance, including the terms of any loans received, the terms and conditions of obtaining FFEL and Direct Loans deferrals, terms, and conditions of any employment provided as financial assistance
  • Cost of attendance which includes tuition and fees, room and board, and an estimate of the cost of books, supplies, and transportation for undergraduates or for graduates
  • Link to the net-price calculator at
  • Requirements for the refunds of tuition, fees, and costs, for the return of federal funds, and for officially withdrawing from the institution
  • Employee Code of Conduct related to Education Loans

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Information regarding undergraduate and graduate programs at OCU is listed below. This information includes: academic programs, faculty, physical facilities, retention, and graduation rates.

Filing of Complaints

Oakland City University is regulated by state regulatory bodies across the country for filing complaints in the state that a student resides. If a student or prospective student chooses to file a complaint, he or she should submit an internal complaint to the Dean of the appropriate school, the Office for Student Life at, or the University’s Office of Compliance at Another option to submit a complaint is to complete the Reporting Concerns and Ideas for Future Success at OCU form.

If a student is not satisfied with the outcome after filing a complaint through the OCU complaint process, the student has the option to file an external complaint with the designated state regulatory agency.

State Authorization and Regulatory Contact Information

The following is a list of the contact information for the state regulatory bodies of the states in which Oakland City University is authorized or is approved to provide distance education.

State Contact Information
Indiana: On-site and Distance Offerings

Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education

Attn: Director of Regulatory Compliance

302 West Washington Street, Room E201

Indianapolis, IN 46204

NC-SARA State Portal Entity Contacts

State Contact Information

Timothy Vick

Director of Operations and Fiscal Services Alabama Commission on Higher Education

P.O. Box 302000 Montgomery, Alabama 36130 334.353.9153


Kierke Kussart

Program Coordinator Institutional Authorization Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education

P.O. Box 110505 Juneau, AK 99811-0505



Lanna Dueck

Executive Director

Arizona SARA Council 2323 W. 14th Street Tempe, AZ 85281 480.517.8226


Alana Boles

Program Specialist, Academic Affairs

Arkansas Department of Higher Education 423 Main Street, Suite 400 Little Rock, AR 72201



Heather Delange

Academic Policy Officer

Department of Higher Education 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600 Denver, CO 80202



Christon R. Kurker-Stewart, Esq.

Senior Associate, Academic Affairs

Office of Higher Education State of Connecticut. 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510 Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Telephone: 860.947.1820

Fax: 860.947.1310


Nick A. Buono

Education Specialist

Delaware Office of Higher Ed Delaware Department of Education The Townsend Building 401 Federal Street, Suite 2 Dover, DE 19901


District of Columbia

Angela H. Lee

Executive Director

Higher Education Licensure Commission Postsecondary Education Office of the State Superintendent of Education 810 1st Street, NE, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20002




Morgan Champion

Director, Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Commission for Independent Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400



Patricia “Pat” Neri

GA-SARA Coordinator

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220 Tucker, GA 30084



Bobbi Lum-Mew

Program Administrator

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)

Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs P.O. Box 541 Honolulu, HI 96809



Valerie Fenske

Idaho Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools Coordinator

Idaho State Board of Education PO Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0037



Nkechi Onwuameze, PhD

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs

Illinois SARA Coordinator Illinois Board of Higher Education 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333 Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377



Ken Sauer

Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer

Indiana Commission for Higher Education 101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 550 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984



Lisa Pundt

Compliance Officer        

Iowa College Aid 430 E. Grand Ave., FL 3 Des Moines, IA 50309

515.725.3426 | fax: 515.725.3401


Jennifer L. Armour

Business Analyst, Private Postsecondary Education

Kansas Board of Regents 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520 Topeka, KS 66612-1368



Sarah Levy

Director of Postsecondary Licensing

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320 Frankfort, KY 40601

502.573.1555 ext. 350


Larry Tremblay

Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research and Academic Affairs

Louisiana Board of Regents 1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200 Baton Rouge, LA 70802



Angel Loredo

Higher Education Specialist

Department of Higher Education 23 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0023



Koliwe Moyo

Online Education Analyst

Maryland Higher Education Commission 6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201



Alex Nally

SARA Coordinator

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education One Ashburton Place, Room 1401 Boston, MA 02108



Michael Beamish, Manager

State of Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Schools and Licensing

PO Box 30018 Lansing, MI 48909

517.241.6806 phone

517.373.2162 fax


Betsy Talbot

Minnesota Office of Higher Education 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 Saint Paul, MN 55108



Menia Dykes

Director of Accreditation

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning 3825 Ridgewood Road Jackson, MS 39211



Leroy Wade

Assistant Commissioner

Missouri Department of Higher Education 205 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 1469 Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469



Elizabeth Ternes

Academic Policy Specialist

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education Montana University System PO Box 203201 Helena, MT 59620-3201



Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D.

Academic Programs Officer

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education P.O. Box 95005 Lincoln, NE 68509-5005



Crystal Abba

Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs

Nevada System of Higher Education 2601 Enterprise Road Reno, NV 89512


New Hampshire

Edward R. MacKay

Division Director

Higher Education Commission New Hampshire Department of Education 101 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301-3494


New Jersey

Eric Taylor, Esq.

Director, Office of Licensure

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education 20 W. State St., 4th FL P.0. Box 542 Trenton, NJ 08625


New Mexico

David Mathews

General Counsel

New Mexico Higher Education Department 2048 Galisteo Street Santa Fe, NM 87505


New York

Owen Donovan, PhD

Supervisor, Higher Education Programs

New York State Education Department 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234


North Carolina

Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A.

Director of SARA-NC

North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority P.O. Box 14103 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

919.549.8614, ext. 4660

North Dakota

Tanya Spilovoy

Director, Distance Education & State Authorization

North Dakota University System 1815 Schafer St., Ste. 202 Bismarck, ND 58501-1217



Matt Exline

Assistant Director of Program Approval Operations

Ohio Department of Higher Education 25 South Front Street Columbus, OH  43215



Daniel Archer

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 655 Research Parkway, Ste. 200 P.O. Box 108850 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850



Juan Baez-Arevalo

Director of Private Post-secondary Education

Higher Education Coordinating Commission 775 Court Street NE Salem, OR  97301



Patricia Landis

Division Chief

Department of Education Division of Higher and Career Education 333 Market Street  Harrisburg, PA 17126


Puerto Rico

David Baez 

Acting Director, Education Support Programs

Puerto Rico Council on Education P.O. Box 19900 San Juan, P.R. 00919-1900

787.641.7100 x 2056

Rhode Island

Michael Walker-Jones

Assistant Commissioner/External Affairs

RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner 560 Jefferson Blvd. Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1304


South Carolina

Clay Barton

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300 Columbia, SC 29201


South Dakota

Katie Boehnke

Academic Affairs Specialist

South Dakota SARA Coordinator South Dakota Board of Regents 306 East Capitol Ave., Suite 200 Pierre, SD 57501



Julie Woodruff

Director of Postsecondary School Authorization and Lead Attorney

Tennessee Higher Education Commission 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900 Nashville, TN 37243



Jessica Acton

Program Director

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 1200 E. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78752



Cynthia "Cyd" Grua

Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education Utah System of Higher Education Board of Regents Building, The Gateway 60 S 400 W Salt Lake City, Utah  84111



Cassandra Ryan

School Finance Analyst

Vermont Agency of Education 120 State St. Montpelier, VT 05620


Virgin Islands

Camille McKayle

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

University of the Virgin Islands #2 John Brewers Bay St. Thomas, USVI  00802



Darlene Derricott

Director of Academic Services

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor Richmond, VA 23219



Tivoli Sharp

Student Achievement Council PO Box 43430 Olympia, WA 98504-3430


West Virginia

Mark Stotler

Director of Academic Programming

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission 1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700 Charleston, WV 25301



Dr. Morna Foy

President, Wisconsin Technical College System and Chair, Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board

Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board 4622 University Avenue - PO  Box 7874 Madison, WI 53707-7874



Larry Buchholtz

Fiscal Operations Team Manager

State of Wyoming Wyoming Community College Commission 2300 Capitol Ave., 5th Floor, Suite B Cheyenne, WY 82002