About Oakwood University

Oakwood University is an internationally-renowned Seventh-day Adventist University located in Huntsville, Alabama. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education. Oakwood University awards bachelor and master’s degrees in liberal arts studies, with an emphasis on Christian principals. For more information about Oakwood University, visit www.oakwood.edu.

History of the University

Oakwood University was first founded in 1896 as an industrial school to provide education for African-Americans in the South. The school changed its name in 1904 to Oakwood Manual Training School. In 1917 it was renamed Oakwood Junior College.

In 1958, the school received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and became Oakwood College. Finally, in 2008 Oakwood University achieved university status and changed its name to Oakwood University.