Oakland City University was founded in 1885 when the Educational Board of General Baptists gained a charter from the state of Indiana to operate a college at Oakland City. The first classes, in 1891, were held on 10 acres of land donated by Colonel William A. Cockrum, in a two-story building that housed both the administration offices and classrooms. In 1995 Oakland City College was granted university status, becoming Oakland City University. Originally founded with the intent to see that the gospel of Jesus Christ was proclaimed through education, the university is proud to continue towards the same mission.
There are five schools that make up the variety of programs available to Oakland City University students, offering degrees ranging from the associate's level all the way up to doctoral degrees.
The School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Business
The School of Education
The Chapman School of Religious Studies
The Chapman Seminary
Oakland City University offers select degrees completely online at the associate's, bachelor's, and master's levels.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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