University of Tulsa

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,566
3% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$28,087
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.721%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
69.2%
12,042 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,769
87.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
72.2%
514 Graduates

About

University of Tulsa is a higher education institution located in Tulsa County, OK. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at University of Tulsa were Law (107 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 1,127 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Tulsa. 49.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (624 degrees), 6.64 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $45,566, which is $15,416 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Tulsa is $45,566, which is $15,416 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,087.

In 2022, 97% of undergraduate students attending University of Tulsa received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,566
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Tulsa was $45,566. The cost of tuition at University of Tulsa is $15,416 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$28,087
2022 Value
6.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Tulsa had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $28,087. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Tulsa grew by 6.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,193
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Tulsa was of $12,193 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.86% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

97% of undergraduate students at University of Tulsa received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.721%
2019 Default Rate
4
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Tulsa was 0.721%, which represents 4 out of the 555 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Tulsa received 12,042 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 102% annual growth. Out of those 12,042 applicants, 8,331 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.2% acceptance rate.

There were 3,769 students enrolled at University of Tulsa in 2022. 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Tulsa has an overall enrollment yield of 7.81%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
8,331
Accepted Out of 12,042

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Tulsa was 69.2% (8,331 admissions from 12,042 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 75.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 102%, while admissions grew by 85.8%..

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage (2022)
164
Scores Submitted (2022)

25% of enrolled first-time students at University of Tulsa in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Tulsa had a total enrollment of 3,769 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,288 students and the part-time enrollment is 481. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.62% Two or More Races, 6.92% Black or African American, 5.44% Asian, 2.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Tulsa in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.4%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.61%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (28.6%), followed by White Female (28.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.51%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Tulsa in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,769 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 3,288 and the part-time enrollment is 481. This means that 87.2% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Tulsa was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Tulsa had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,950 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    406 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    325 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa is 51.7% White, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.62% Two or More Races, 6.92% Black or African American, 5.44% Asian, 2.97% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 159 students (4.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 13 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Tulsa. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Tulsa is white (624 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (94 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at University of Tulsa is Law (107 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Tulsa, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (171 degrees), and Math & Statistics (34 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Software developers (514,229 people), Other managers (389,196 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (369,936 people), Civil engineers (285,173 people), and Postsecondary teachers (226,496 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa in 2022 are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (171 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (171 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Computer Systems Design (557,004 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (464,231 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (399,167 people), Construction (304,210 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (291,048 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Tulsa are Legal (120 degrees awarded), Engineering (171 degrees), Math & Statistics (34 degrees), Language & Linguistics (19 degrees), and Physical Sciences (24 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Tulsa.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 59 degrees awarded
  3. 41 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Tulsa was Mechanical Engineering with 60 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

570
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
557
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 570 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (557).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 64 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa in Computer Science, which is 3.76 times more than the 17 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 62 degrees were awarded to men at University of Tulsa in Law, which is 1.38 times more than the 45 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 56% of students graduating from University of Tulsa completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Tulsa is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.75% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    624 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    94 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Tulsa is white (624 degrees awarded). There were 6.64 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (94 degrees).

2.75% of degree recipients (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    323 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    301 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Tulsa is white female (323 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (301 degrees).

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Operations

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.28B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 31.9M (2.5%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Tulsa had a total salary expenditure of 196M. University of Tulsa employs 106 Instructors, 90 Professors and 69 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Tulsa are Male Professor (76), Female Instructor (57), and Male Instructor (49).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 155 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 116 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees.

Endowment

$1.28B
2022 Endowment
7.25%
decline from 2021

University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at about $1.28B, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Tulsa declined 7.25% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $903M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$85.1M
2022 Salaries
3.1%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Tulsa paid a median of $85.1M in salaries, which represents 43.4% of their overall expenditure ($196M) and a 3.1% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.1M
Instructional Salaries
296
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Tulsa paid a total of $28.1M to 296 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
106 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
155 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Instructor with 106 employees, Professor with 90 employees, and Associate professor with 69 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 155 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 116 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 113 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Tulsa was Male Professor with 76 employees, Female Instructor with 57 employees, and Male Instructor with 49 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Tulsa.

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