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.