Renewal does not raise local tax rate above current levels
The Oakland Community College millage renewal passed on Tuesday with a resounding 72 percent of voters approving the measure.
“We are grateful to the voters for maintaining their support of OCC,” said Chancellor Peter Provenzano. “With this renewal, we will continue delivering high-quality educational opportunities that empower our economy and benefit the entire community.”
The renewal provides OCC with $45 million per year for 10 years without raising the local tax rate above current levels. The millage represents 27 percent of OCC’s annual operating budget.
“Oakland Community College serves a critical role in advancing our community by delivering a quality education at an affordable rate,” OCC Board Chair John McCulloch added.
With small class sizes and expert faculty, OCC offers nearly 100 programs of study in fields such as robotics, IT, health care, emergency services and advanced manufacturing to meet the demand for a highly-skilled workforce.
The College is also the top transfer institution in Michigan, with nearly 50 percent of students continuing their education after OCC.
With five campuses in Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s No. 1 transfer institution, offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates. The College empowers academic and developmental experiences, allowing students to reach their potential and enhance their communities. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.
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