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By the numbers


  • Most National Merit scholars per capita: 151 new students in fall 2023
  • Placement rate for 2022 graduates: 97%
  • First-year students receiving financial assistance: 100%
  • First-year retention rate: 99%



  • Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge involves TU’s youngest students in advanced research and faculty mentorship.
  • A unique agreement with City of Tulsa allows TU to manage the world-renowned Gilcrease Museum.
  • Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at TU promotes critical thought, ethical inquiry, bold imagination and respect for the diversity of human experience.
  • TU, named the greenest university in Oklahoma, powers its renowned Case Tennis Center through rooftop solar panels.

College of Engineering & Computer Science

  • The College of Engineering & Computer Science has been ranked among the top 25 STEM Colleges by Forbes America’s Best Colleges.
  • No. 10 among top 20 engineering schools by salary
  • No. 12 in the country for high-paying jobs in engineering (Wall Street Journal)
  • 95% placement rate in jobs or graduate school
  • Cyber Corps and the Institute for Information Security train students to defend against cyber attacks on our country, companies and infrastructure.
  • The University of Tulsa is designated as a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in both Research and Cyber Defense.
  • McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering is ranked No. 7 among petroleum engineering graduate schools and No. 5 among undergraduate PE schools by U.S. News.
  • Make a Difference Engineering (MADE@TU) initiative designs and fabricates mobility and developmental devices for disabled children and adults in the community.

Kendall College of Arts & Sciences

  • 97% placement rate in jobs or graduate school
  • Students regularly win competitive awards such as the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship and the Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Student Internship.
  • Since its inception more than 25 years ago, Third Floor Design, TU’s student-run graphic design studio, has provided quality, pro-bono design work for 216 agencies valued at $1.5 million. All 140 student interns over the years have had a 100% job placement rate after graduation.
  • Psychology research (via Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity & Injustice) includes post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disturbance and pain tolerance information.

Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences

  • Advanced partnership with Laureate Institute for Brain Research; projects include Alzheimer’s disease and anxiety
  • Only Nurse Anesthesia doctor of nursing practice program in Oklahoma (began August 2020)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) doctor of nursing practice programs accredited by ACEN
  • 100% placement rate in jobs or graduate school
  • 100% first-time pass rate for all graduate students — athletic training, speech-language pathology, FNP and AG-ACNP — who took their respective certification/licensure exam in the spring/summer 2020 (this includes students who graduated in the spring and summer 2020)
  • Entire first two cohorts of FNP and AG-ACNP graduates (2019 and 2020) passed certification exams
  • State-of-the-art Lawson Clinical Simulation Center
  • Home to the Tulsa chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
  • Annual Route 66 Conference on Communication Disorders
  • Extensive clinical experiences:
    • Students involved: 205
    • Clinical hours: 44,929
    • Patients/clients seen: 13,793
    • Sites: 122

Collins College of Business

  • Fewer than one-third of business schools in the United States are accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. TU is one of only two private universities in Oklahoma to hold this distinction.
  • The School of Energy Economics, Policy & Commerce prepares students for the energy industry and houses one of only 10 AAPL-approved energy management programs in the nation.
  • 99% placement rate in jobs or graduate school
  • Student teams regularly place in the top spots in the Love’s Entrepreneur’s Cup.
  • TU finance students actively manage the Student Investment Fund, a portfolio with a value of more than $8 million in 2022, which places it among the Top 25 in the nation. In addition to providing real-stakes, real-dollar financial management experience, the fund provides earnings that subsidize scholarships for finance students.
  • Eight times a year, the Friends of Finance executive speakers series brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explore important business issues.
  • Students have access to a state-of-the-art trading floor learning environment that includes 12 Bloomberg terminals.

College of Law

  • Top 25 Best Value Law School among Public and Private Schools (preLaw Magazine)
  • No. 10 for job placement (American Bar Association)
  • No. 16 for bar passage (American Bar Association)
  • No. 74 for clinical program (American Bar Association)
  • Top 5 Best Value Private Law School (preLaw Magazine)
  • Best Law Building (preLaw Magazine)
  • Top 5 Best School for American Indians (preLaw Magazine)
  • Two renowned journals: Energy Law Journal and Tulsa Law Review
  • 21 diverse student organizations
  • Three legal clinics (BC Franklin, Terry West, and Public Defender)
  • 150+ externship partners across the country
  • 90.6% Employment 10 months after graduation (class of 2021)
  • Spring, summer and fall Starts


  • 17 NCAA Division I teams
  • A league-best nine American Athletic Conference championships during the first two years of membership
  • Entered American Athletic Conference on July 1, 2014