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We are dedicated to ensuring that our graduates enter the workforce with strong commitment to INTEGRITY and a focus on EXCELLENCE.


Winners of the Choir of the World title at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, the United Kingdom under the direction of Dr. Jason Ferdinand, the named Outstanding Director of the World Choral Festival.

Winners of the 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Tournament in 2017

Advancing learning among underserved populations for over 120 years

A Leader

in providing undergraduate applicants to medical school according to the AAMC

No. 17

In the Top Medical Programs in Alabama rankings by


Different majors, divided across 5 different schools


Beautiful acres, located in Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of the scenic Tennessee Valley


Ranked one of the nation’s best educational institutions in the South

No. 1

Ranked HBCU science program by Ebony Magazine.

Ranked in the Top 10 of the best retention and graduation rates among HBCUs in the nation

2018 Crystal Apple Award Recipient as part of the Healthy Campus Initiative

4 Times

Oakwood University Aeolians named HBCU Choir of the Year


ranked best four-year university in Alabama


Student Faculty ratio

uscaa3 time USCAA Division 1 National Champions


  • Oakwood Grad Gives Back to His Community
    by Northwest Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists If you followed Terry Johnsson, ’93 , around for a few days, you’d be out of breath. Terry is a self-generated whirlwind of activity, personal interactions and community connections. In his current role as vice president of mission integration ... read more
  • Oakwood University Chief Speaks on “Protecting Houses of Worship”
    by Victoria Joiner, Ed.D., assistant professor At the Bi-Annual Elders and Deacons Retreat in the Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, November 2-4, Oakwood University Police Chief Melvin Harris was a featured presenter. The theme of the retreat, held at Camp Victory Lake, was “Empowered to Serve.” Harris was the ... read more
  • Knight Memorial Medallion
    Approximately 30 individuals recently attended a ceremony in Soso, Mississippi, to pay tribute to the sacrificial service of Miss Anna Knight, who had dedicated her life to full-time educational ministry. The ceremony was coordinated by Steven Norman, Communication Director of the Southern Union. The Southern Union has developed the ... read more
  • College Presidents in Huntsville Urge Students: Check Your Voter Status
    by Paul Gattis | Statements from Andrew Hugine of Alabama A&M University and Leslie Pollard of Oakwood University came after concerns of voter suppression were raised just before last week’s election by the top voting official in Madison County. The two schools said they have helped facilitate about 1,900 ... read more
  • Miss UNCF 2018-19 Coronation
    On November 11, Miss MaKayla Brown was crowned as Oakwood University Miss UNCF 2018, at a small, but elegant, coronation event in the Powell Auditorium of the Bradford Cleveland Brooks Leadership Center. It was a delightful evening celebrating female leadership and poise. To compete for the crown, contestants must ... read more
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