The Royal Oak campus of Oakland Community College is located in the heart of downtown. Approximately 6,000 students attend day, evening and weekend classes to upgrade job skills, complete associate degrees, earn transfer credits to universities, and for personal enrichment. The average student age is 28 years old. About 30 percent of its enrollment is from minority groups, and international students represent about 50 different countries. Along with traditional undergraduate courses, the campus offers outstanding programs in computer information systems, ceramics, photography, and English as a second language. The city's cultural life is enhanced by the campus' 400 seat theater that holds musical performances and free lectures by renowned photographers and authors. The Royal Oak campus is one of five countywide campuses that make up Oakland Community College, one of the largest multi-campus systems in the nation.
In addition to Oakland Community College, the Woodward5 is conveniently close to: