Oakland Community College to Sell the Highland Lakes Campus
OCC will soon be selling this Waterford Township campus.
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Coming up in three years, Oakland Community College will be putting the Highland Lakes campus up for sale. This property is currently one of the five OCC campuses throughout the state.
Why will Oakland Community College be selling this campus? Well, the answer is pretty simple. It is a numbers game. Only 5% of all general education classes are actually taught there and the campus has the fewest students per square foot of the group.
As of now, over 50% of our students are taking classes online compared to only 5% before the pandemic...along with declining enrollment that all schools are seeing, we had to make some difficult decisions...Chancellor Peter Provenzano via The Oakland Press.
The Highland Lakes campus sits on 155 acres and is located between Cooley Lake and Hospital Roads. The building first opened in September of 1965 and consists of classrooms, wooded areas, open space, and more. According to reports, Oakland Community College will be getting the property appraised and on the market within the next 12 months. The college has also listed its Bloomfield Hills district office for sale.
The Highland Lakes and Auburn Hills campuses were the first two campuses that the college opened back in September of 1965. The college now also has campuses in Orchard Ridge, Royal Oak, and Southfield. Oakland Community College is also the largest community college in the state.
Source: The Oakland Press