University of Tulsa

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$42,950
3% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$25,333
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.51%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
69.2%
5,815 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,960
89.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
72.5%
552 Graduates

About

University of Tulsa is a higher education institution located in Tulsa County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Tulsa were Mechanical Engineering (73 degrees awarded), Petroleum Engineering (49 degrees), and Computer Science (45 degrees).

In 2020, 1,180 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Tulsa. 46.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (695 degrees), 11.6 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $42,950, which is $14,321 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $42,950, which is $14,321 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $25,333.

In 2020, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 32% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$42,950
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Tulsa was $42,950. The cost of tuition at University of Tulsa is $14,321 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$25,333
2020 Value
5.82%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Tulsa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $25,333. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Tulsa grew by 5.82%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,228
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Tulsa was of $11,228 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.39% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
32%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at University of Tulsa received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2019, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.51%
2018 Default Rate
8
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Tulsa was 1.51%, which represents 8 out of the 531 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Tulsa received 5,815 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 40.6% annual decline. Out of those 5,815 applicants, 4,025 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,960 students enrolled at University of Tulsa in 2020, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Tulsa has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,025
Accepted Out of 5,815

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Tulsa was 69.2% (4,025 admissions from 5,815 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 35.8%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −40.6%, while admissions grew by 14.7%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
191
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at University of Tulsa in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Tulsa has a total enrollment of 3,960 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,557 students and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 54% White, 8.89% Two or More Races, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.39% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 3.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Tulsa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.7%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and Two or More Races Female (5.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.8%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Two or More Races Female (3.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,960 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,557 and the part-time enrollment is 403. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Tulsa was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Tulsa had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,137
  2. Two or More Races
    352
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    305

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa is 54% White, 8.89% Two or More Races, 7.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.39% Black or African American, 5.38% Asian, 3.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0758% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 135 students (3.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 92 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Tulsa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Tulsa is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Tulsa is Mechanical Engineering (73 degrees awarded), followed by Petroleum Engineering (49 degrees) and Computer Science (45 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Tulsa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (228 degrees), and Math & Statistics (37 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Software developers (497,680 people), Other managers (372,440 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (350,518 people), Civil engineers (274,946 people), and Mechanical engineers (206,081 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (228 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (228 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Computer Systems Design (514,624 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (446,588 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (379,085 people), Construction (297,966 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (277,463 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (228 degrees), Math & Statistics (37 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (37 degrees), and Physical Sciences (25 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Tulsa.
Most Common
  1. 73 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 45 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Tulsa was Mechanical Engineering with 73 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

636
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
544
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 636 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa, which is 1.17 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (544).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 63 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa in Mechanical Engineering, which is 3.15 times more than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 45 degrees were awarded to women at University of Tulsa in Law, which is 0.938 times less than the 48 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 54% of students graduating from University of Tulsa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Tulsa is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.27% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    695 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    60 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Tulsa is white (695 degrees awarded). There were 11.6 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (60 degrees).

4.83% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    349 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    346 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Tulsa is white male (349 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (346 degrees).

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Operations

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.08B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $35.9M (3.31%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Tulsa had a total salary expenditure of $205M. University of Tulsa employs 99 Professors, 99 Assistant professors, and 94 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Tulsa are Male Professors (80), Male Associate professors(64), and Female Assistant professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 158 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 124 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.08B
2020 Endowment
4.15%
decline from 2019

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at about $1.08B, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Tulsa declined 4.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $781M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.72M - Federal
  2. $763k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Tulsa received $7.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $763k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$100M
2020 Salaries
0.294%
decline from 2019

In 2020, University of Tulsa paid a median of $100M in salaries, which represents 48.8% of their overall expenditure ($205M) and a 0.294% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.966% growth from 2018 and a 2.86% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$29.6M
Instructional Salaries
309
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Tulsa paid a total of $29.6M to 309 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
99 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
158 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Professor with 99 employees; Assistant professor with 99 employees; and Assistant professor with 94 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 158 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 124 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 112 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Tulsa was Male Professor with 80 employees, Male Associate professor with 64 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 59 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Tulsa.

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