TU Law, Collins College of Business are top 100 graduate schools

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

grad schoolsThe TU College of Law and Collins College of Business have been listed among the top 100 graduate schools in the nation, according to 2015 rankings compiled byU.S. News and World Report.

During the past five years, the law program has advanced 75 places in U.S. News’ standings, arriving at No. 72 on the most recent list. The ranking is based on several factors including overall quality assessment, reputation, student application selection, job placement and faculty resources.

“Consistently rising in the U.S. News rankings – even a place or two – is no small feat. To leap ahead year after year is proof positive of the dedication and excellence of the students, faculty and administration at the College of Law,” said University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham. “TU constantly strives to improve upon past successes and to reimagine what it means to provide a relevant and highly personalized academic experience.”

Last month, the College of Law announced the commitment of new funding to establish the Access to Legal Education Scholarship (ALES) program. TU will award a renewable $18,000 annual scholarship to first-year law students from a 12-state region beginning in fall 2014.

“Our trajectory is the result of a true community effort. Through the tireless work of our admissions and professional development offices, as well as the unswerving commitment of our faculty, alumni, and students, TU Law remains committed to excellence despite mounting pressure on law schools and the legal job market,” said Janet Levit, Dean of the TU College of Law and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair. “With our new Access to Legal Education Scholarship program, more students from our region will be able to take advantage of the increasingly valuable education that TU Law offers.”

Meanwhile, TU’s Collins College of Business upheld its status as a top 100 graduate business school for a second consecutive year. In 2013, the college broke into the prestigious U.S. News rankings for the first time. TU’s undergraduate business program enjoys similar success, ranked 55th in the nation by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Among graduate programs, the Collins College of Business is known for its MBA, Master of Accountancy, Master of Energy Business and MS in Finance. TU offers both a full-time MBA with generous scholarships averaging $10,000 per semester for outstanding students as well as a flexible evening MBA option for employed professionals.

“With a generous amount of support from alumni and the corporate community, we have expanded our graduate programs to reach a new level of prospective students,” said Gale Sullenberger, dean of the Collins College of Business. “Thanks to talented and resourceful business faculty and program administrators, we have strengthened our national reputation and given alumni a competitive edge in the professional marketplace.”

Mona Chamberlin