University of Tulsa

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,306

5% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$27,264

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.63%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

37%

8,089 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,563

88.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.9%

482 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 (73 degrees awarded), Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees), and General Finance (57 degrees).

In 2016, 1,184 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Tulsa. 46.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 53.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (679 degrees), 8.49 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (80 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $38,306, which is $12,450 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $38,306, which is $12,450 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,264.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,306

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Tulsa was $38,306. The cost of tuition at University of Tulsa is $12,450 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$27,264

2016 Value

7.53%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Tulsa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,264. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Tulsa grew by 7.53%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,609

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Tulsa was of $9,609 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 0.808% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at University of Tulsa received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.47% with respect to 2015, when 81% 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.

4.63%

2015 Default Rate

29

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Tulsa was 4.63%, which represents 29 out of the 626 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 8,089 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.6% annual growth. Out of those 8,089 applicants, 2,990 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37% acceptance rate.

There were 4,563 students enrolled at University of Tulsa in 2016, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Tulsa has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

37%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,990

Accepted Out of 8,089

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Tulsa was 37% (2,990 admissions from 8,089 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 44%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 19.6%, while admissions grew by 0.572%.

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SAT Scores

22%

Submission Percentage

155

Scores Submitted

22% of enrolled first-time students at University of Tulsa in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Tulsa has a total enrollment of 4,563 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 4,041 students and the part-time enrollment is 522. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.1% White, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Black or African American, 3.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.86% Asian, 1.31% Two or More Races, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Tulsa in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.1%), followed by White Female (27.6%) and Black or African American Male (2.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (26.3%), followed by White Female (22.1%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (2.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,563 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 4,041 and the part-time enrollment is 522. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%

2016 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 91%. 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

    2,513

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    219

  3. Black or African American

    193

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa is 55.1% White, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Black or African American, 3.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.86% Asian, 1.31% Two or More Races, and 0.131% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 88 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Tulsa. The majority of degree recipients at University of Tulsa are white (679 degrees awarded). There were 8.49 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (80 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Tulsa is Petroleum Engineering (73 degrees awarded), followed by Mechanical Engineering (57 degrees) and General Finance (57 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 (111 degrees awarded), Engineering (234 degrees), and Physical Sciences (46 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 Miscellaneous managers (477,717 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (441,788 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (334,789 people), Civil engineers (241,955 people), and Postsecondary teachers (204,402 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Engineering (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (63 degrees), and Math & Statistics (27 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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Engineering (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (63 degrees), and Math & Statistics (27 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 (501,951 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (448,946 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (334,659 people), Construction (269,864 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (220,048 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (111 degrees awarded), Engineering (234 degrees), Physical Sciences (46 degrees), Engineering Technologies (63 degrees), and Math & Statistics (27 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 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Tulsa was Petroleum Engineering with 73 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 636

  2. 548

In 2016, 636 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa, which is 1.16 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (548).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 79 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa in Petroleum Engineering, which is 3.04 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 46 degrees were awarded to women at University of Tulsa in Law, which is 1.35 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

70%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 52% of students graduating from University of Tulsa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 70% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% 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 (82.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Tulsa is Female and White (82.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.622% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    679 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Tulsa is white (679 degrees awarded). There were 8.49 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (80 degrees).

4.14% 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

    343 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    336 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    49 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Tulsa is white male (343 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (336 degrees).

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Operations

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.04B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.1M (5.57%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Tulsa had a total expenditure of $217M. Of that $217M, they spent $97.2M on salaries and $217M on benefits.

University of Tulsa employs 123 Professors, 106 Associate professors, and 97 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Tulsa are Male Professors (98), Male Associate professors(72), and Male Assistant professors (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa are: Office and Administrative Support, with 176 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 147 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 125 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$1.04B

2015 Endowment

1.92%

growth from 2014

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at about $1.04B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Tulsa grew 1.92% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $772M 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. $6.66M - Federal

  2. $566k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Tulsa received $6.66M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $566k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$97.2M

Salary Expenditure

$217M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Tulsa had a total expenditure of $217M. Of that $217M, they spent $97.2M on salaries and $217M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$97.2M

2015 Salaries

9.32%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Tulsa paid a median of $97.2M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($217M) and a 9.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.68% growth from 2013 and a 4.53% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$33.2M

Instructional Salaries

344

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Tulsa paid a total of $33.2M to 344 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

123 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

176 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Professor with 123 employees; Associate professor with 106 employees; and Associate professor with 97 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Office and Administrative Support with 176 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 147 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 125 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Tulsa was Male Professor with 98 employees, Male Associate professor with 72 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 55 employees.

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

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