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Oakwood University

Oakwood University of Seventh-Day Adventists, more popularly known as Oakwood University, is a private, historically black university located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 1896, the university is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was initially established as the Oakwood Industrial School offering courses in various trades and skills. The school’s name was changed to Oakwood Manual Training School in 1904 and in 1907 was permitted to offer its first course at the post-secondary level. In 1944, the name Oakwood College was adopted and the following year, the first bachelor’s degrees were awarded. In 2007, the school received approval to award graduate degrees and the Board decided to change the school’s name to Oakwood University of Seventh-day Adventists.

Today, Oakwood University is accredited to grant Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in over 47 programs of study that include Biological Sciences, Business & Information Systems, Chemistry, Communication, Education, English & Foreign Languages, Family & Consumer Science, Health & Physical Education, History & Political Science, Math & Computer Sciences, Music, Nursing, Psychology, Religion & Theology, and Social Work.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 is US$10,795 per semester for resident students taking 12 to 16 hours per semester and US$6,917 per semester for non-resident students. Cost varies depending on preferred room and meal plan. Total cost of attendance package includes tuition, room and board and the required fees. For students taking up 8 to 11 hours of credit, cost of tuition is US$5,935 per semester. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.

On-campus housing is available for students of Oakwood University.

For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs or online classes, please contact Oakwood University.

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