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TU recognized in Princeton Review’s 2018 “Colleges That Pay You Back”

The University of Tulsa is one of the nation’s best colleges for a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company profiles TU in its 2018 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.

TU was selected for the designation based on 2016-17 data garnered from administrator surveys at more than 650 colleges. Surveys from students and alumni conducted by PayScale.com through April 2017 also were considered.

TU offers a challenging and rewarding environment to students while providing financial aid that can significantly boost their academic careers such as the new MacKay Scholarship for Innovation. The award is available to at least 20 incoming freshmen majoring in a STEM field. Applications for the fall 2018 semester are due March 1.

“This type of scholarship created by Andy and Helen MacKay makes it possible for students to excel academically in a small private university at a price competitive with public colleges,” said Earl Johnson, vice president for enrollment and student services. “Support from the MacKays and other university friends is an important factor in our recognition by the Princeton Review.”

The Princeton Review used more than 40 data points to tally return on investment ratings for the 200 colleges included in the guide. Determining factors included academics, cost, financial aid, graduation rates, student debt, alumni salaries and job satisfaction. TU places great emphasis on empowering a diverse student population to become leaders in their chosen professions. This commitment is evident in the support and resources devoted to students and the faculty who engage them.

The University of Tulsa also was recognized in last year’s edition of Colleges That Pay You Back and featured in The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges.