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TU named in 2016 Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back”

The University of Tulsa is among the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a holistic education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

The education services company chose the schools based on return-on-investment (ROI) ratings it tallied for 650 colleges last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt and alumni salaries and job satisfaction. The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students in 2014-15 and from surveys by PayScale.com of school alumni conducted through April 2015.

The Princeton Review editors praised TU’s Office of Career Services and engaged faculty who work with students to incorporate real-world experience into their education. The Career Information section of the profile assigned TU an exceptional ROI rating of 90. It also cites PayScale.com figures reporting TU graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $57,600 and median mid-career salary of $95,200.

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges in the book overall, 1-to-200, on a single list.