University of Tulsa

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,698
3% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,940
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.69%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
35.8%
9,793 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
4,379
90.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
73.7%
587 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 Petroleum Engineering (72 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (60 degrees), and General Finance (54 degrees).

In 2019, 1,194 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Tulsa. 43% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 57% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (678 degrees), 12.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (56 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $41,698, which is $13,198 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $41,698, which is $13,198 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,940.

In 2019, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,698
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Tulsa was $41,698. The cost of tuition at University of Tulsa is $13,198 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$23,940
2019 Value
5.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Tulsa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,940. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Tulsa grew by 5.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,074
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Tulsa was of $11,074 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

93%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

93% of undergraduate students at University of Tulsa received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 3.33% with respect to 2018, when 90% 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.
2.69%
2017 Default Rate
15
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Tulsa was 2.69%, which represents 15 out of the 558 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 9,793 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 14.9% annual growth. Out of those 9,793 applicants, 3,510 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 35.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,379 students enrolled at University of Tulsa in 2019, and 39% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Tulsa has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

35.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,510
Accepted Out of 9,793

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Tulsa was 35.8% (3,510 admissions from 9,793 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 40.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 14.9%, while admissions grew by 0.978%.

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SAT Scores

39%
Submission Percentage
327
Scores Submitted

39% of enrolled first-time students at University of Tulsa in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Tulsa has a total enrollment of 4,379 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,950 students and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% Two or More Races, 6.07% Black or African American, 4.96% Asian, 3.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0913% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Tulsa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.7%), followed by White Female (26.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.26%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.9%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Two or More Races Female (3.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,379 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,950 and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 90.2% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2019 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 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Tulsa had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,347
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    319
  3. Two or More Races
    311

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa is 53.6% White, 7.28% Hispanic or Latino, 7.1% Two or More Races, 6.07% Black or African American, 4.96% Asian, 3.86% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0913% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 138 students (3.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 166 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 (678 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (56 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Tulsa is Petroleum Engineering (72 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (60 degrees) and General Finance (54 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 (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (248 degrees), and Math & Statistics (43 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 (500,035 people), Other managers (391,252 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (351,410 people), Civil engineers (275,899 people), and Postsecondary teachers (225,368 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (248 degrees), Math & Statistics (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and History (16 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, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (248 degrees), Math & Statistics (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and History (16 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 (531,390 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (449,067 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (414,092 people), Elementary & secondary schools (338,847 people), and Construction (301,829 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (114 degrees awarded), Engineering (248 degrees), Math & Statistics (43 degrees), Physical Sciences (35 degrees), and History (16 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. 72 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 54 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Tulsa was Petroleum Engineering with 72 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

680
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
514
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 680 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa, which is 1.32 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (514).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 79 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa in Petroleum Engineering, which is 3.59 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 36 degrees were awarded to women at University of Tulsa in Law, which is 0.692 times less than the 52 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

50%
100% Completion Time
69%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 50% of students graduating from University of Tulsa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Tulsa is Female and White (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.7% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    678 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    56 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Tulsa is white (678 degrees awarded). There were 12.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (56 degrees).

4.1% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    361 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    317 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Tulsa is white male (361 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (317 degrees).

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Operations

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.13B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $60.8M (5.38%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Tulsa had a total salary expenditure of $213M. University of Tulsa employs 116 Professors, 105 Assistant professors, and 99 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Tulsa are Male Professors (90), Male Associate professors(73), and Female Assistant professors (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 186 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.13B
2019 Endowment
1.33%
growth from 2018

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at about $1.13B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Tulsa grew 1.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $818M 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. $6.82M - Federal
  2. $534k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Tulsa received $6.82M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $534k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$101M
2019 Salaries
0.966%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Tulsa paid a median of $101M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($213M) and a 0.966% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.86% growth from 2017 and a 3.14% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.3M
Instructional Salaries
341
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Tulsa paid a total of $31.3M to 341 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Professor with 116 employees; Assistant professor with 105 employees; and Assistant professor with 99 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 186 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Tulsa was Male Professor with 90 employees, Male Associate professor with 73 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 60 employees.

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

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