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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

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


A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Elder Daniel Jackson, President of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and Chairman of the Oakwood University Board of Trustees, speaks to our Oakwood University alumni in support of the Board of Trustees’ strategic decision of April 16, 2018, the priority of principle in the Board’s decision making, and the central issue in the historic Board of Trustees’ vote. He appeals to all to pray and work for the prosperity and well-being of Oakwood University.
As the University moves forward with a new model and structure for 21st century alumni relations, we commit to accountability, transparency, and cooperation with our crucial alumni stakeholders.
Click here to read the April 25, 2018, letter from Elder Jackson.

Alumni News

Have you signed up for our BRAND NEW Oakwood Alumni Network yet? What are you waiting for?! Join the hottest new private social media network exclusively for Oakwood alums. Reconnect with your classmates, stay updated with University news, post jobs and internships,...

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Oakwood Students Win at ALSAMP Research Conference

On Sunday, April 15, 2018, nine students from Oakwood's science departments and Dr. Kenneth Lai Hing, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Oakwood Program Coordinator, to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, to participate in the Alabama Louis Stokes...

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Vote for Oakwood University

Oakwood Nation -- it’s time again for The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Grant Program 2018. With your help over the past few years, Oakwood has won top prizes in this grant program that was established in 2010 to provide support for campus improvement projects to...

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