The University of Tulsa is celebrating 15 years as a Top 100 national university as U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best Colleges rankings Tuesday.
Ranked among the country’s Top 50 private universities, TU remains the highest rated college in the state. The University of Tulsa is home to more nationally competitive scholars than all other Oklahoma colleges combined, including 2017 Rhodes Scholar Kirk Smith. Students are empowered to put their words into action through undergraduate research, study-abroad opportunities and leadership programs.
“The University of Tulsa’s ranking is a direct result of our sustained commitment to excellence,” said TU President Gerard P. Clancy. Overall, TU is No. 87 among research universities, according to the publication, which evaluates doctoral degree-granting institutions based on several key factors including peer assessment, high school counselor assessment and class sizes.
TU provides a personalized, engaging experience, and just 3 percent of classes contain 50 or more students; only six top 100 doctoral universities reported a lower percentage in this category. The university also showed improvements from the previous year in first-year student retention rate and graduation rate.
A diverse and inclusive campus, TU is No. 3 in the U.S. for global collaboration; 24 percent of the student body are international students, hailing from more than 65 countries.
In its 2018 report, U.S. News examined 311 national universities through a classification system developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.