Oakland City University has been ranked in four categories by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. The survey measures multiple factors including the ability of students a university can attract, the retention and graduation rates for students, the faculty to student ratio, and alumni giving.

The 2022 rankings included:

  • #28 Best Regional Colleges Midwest
  • #2 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #29 Best Value Schools
  • #21 Top Performers on Social Mobility

Oakland City University continues to maintain our commitment to offering a private Christian education at an affordable price.  We are proud to be recognized as an institution that faithfully serves and educates our veterans which is a manifestation of our value commitment to God and Country.  President Ron D. Dempsey stated,  “All of us within the OCU family are grateful for this recognition by U.S. News & World Report. This recognition is a direct reflection of the profound work of our faculty and staff who instill core educational values in the lives of students. Oakland City University is emerging as a first-level choice for students who want a solid career-focused education in a Christian environment.  We are no longer, thankfully, the best-kept secret in Indiana. Our mission is to impact real-world problems across our region, nation, and world.”

Oakland City University is located in Oakland City, Indiana. Founded by General Baptists, OCU serves the southwest region of Indiana with a focus on professional, Christian higher education. To learn more about Oakland City University please visit www.oak.edu.