Year-End Snapshot Highlights OUM’s Diverse Student Population

A census of OUM students as of 31 December 2018, showed a total of 219 students, up slightly from 212 at the end of 2017.

“We’re at a point now where entering students are replacing graduating students, a comfortable place for the University to be,” says Chris Dudley, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Administration & Student Affairs. “At the beginning of each term, our numbers swell into the 240s and then the numbers shrink throughout the terms as students graduate.”

The average age of OUM’s student body is 41, consistent with previous years, fluctuating by six months higher or lower. Current student ages range from 22 to 66 years of age.

Also consistent with previous years, women outnumbered men, but by a growing margin: 58-42 percent in 2018.

While all students have bachelor’s degrees, 46 percent have master’s degrees and seven percent hold doctorates.

Pre-medical school professions:  Nurses and nurse practitioners continue to be the most represented professions of OUM students:

26 percent          Registered Nurse

16 percent          Nurse Practitioner

6 percent             Business

5 percent each: Healthcare Management, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Technologist

Native Countries: OUM students hear from time to time that the University is “the United Nations of medical education” as students hail from 44 countries of origin. Here are the Top Five:

22 percent          USA

19 percent          Australia

11 percent          India

5 percent             Iran

5 percent             Nigeria

Native Languages: The Top Five of 27 native languages spoken include:

58 percent          English

5 percent             Farsi

5 percent             Hindi

5 percent             Igbo

3 percent             Arabic

Countries of Residence: As of the end of 2018, you would find OUM students living in one of nine countries:

52 percent          Australia

37 percent          USA

4 percent             NZ

2 percent             Canada

2 percent             Samoa

Others:                 Japan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea

And last but not least, OUM graduates are practicing or doing post-graduate training primarily in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Samoa.