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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,089 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
482 Graduates

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The median tuition at University of Tulsa is $38,306, which is $6,096 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,264.

In 2016, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Tulsa received 8,089 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 19.6% annual growth. Out of those 8,089 applicants, 2,990 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 37% acceptance rate.

There were 4,563 students enrolled at University of Tulsa in 2016, and 22% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Tulsa has an overall enrollment yield of 24%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Tulsa has a total enrollment of 4,563 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Tulsa is 4,041 students and the part-time enrollment is 522. This means that 88.6% of students enrolled at University of Tulsa are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Tulsa, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.1% White, 4.8% Hispanic or Latino, 4.23% Black or African American, 3.94% American Indian or Alaska Native, 3.86% Asian, 1.31% Two or More Races, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Tulsa in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (20.8%), followed by White Female (19.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.13%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (4.51%), followed by White Female (3.79%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (0.46%).

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In 2016, 88 fewer women than men graduated from University of Tulsa. The majority of students graduating from University of Tulsa are White. These 679 graduates mean that there were 8.49 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian, with 80 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Tulsa is Petroleum Engineering with 73 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 57 graduates and General Finance with 57 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Tulsa, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 111 graduates, followed by Engineering with 234 graduates and Physical Sciences with 46 graduates.


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University of Tulsa has an endowment valued at nearly $1.04B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $58.1M (5.57%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Tulsa had a total expenditure of $216M. Of that $216M, they spent $92.4M on salaries and $28.1M on benefits.

University of Tulsa employs 122 Professors, 104 Associate professors, and 99 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Tulsa are Male Professors (95), Male Associate professors (73), and Male Assistant professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Tulsa are: Office and Administrative Support, with 189 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 156 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 130 employees.



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