TU graduates have highest salary potential in Oklahoma

Monday, October 01, 2012

University of Tulsa graduates have the highest earning potential among Oklahoma colleges and are some of the top paid in the region, according to a new survey.

PayScale — a market leader in global online compensation data – reported that TU alumni with a bachelor's degree earn a starting median salary of more than $49,000 and a mid-career salary in excess of $90,000.

The survey results rank TU first in Oklahoma and No. 5 among schools in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

"TU graduates are prepared to begin making a difference their first day on the job. Our faculty work diligently to ensure students gain real-world experience and are aware of the many opportunities available to them," said university President Steadman Upham. "Many of our students are courted by leading companies before they even receive their degrees, and once they enter the workforce, they are well compensated."

The University of Tulsa is a top 100 national research university – the only one in Oklahoma – according to last month's U.S. News and World Report college ranking. TU also is among the nation's top 50 private schools and is home to a top 50 business college (Bloomberg Businessweek) and a top 100 law school (U.S. News).

For more information about how TU prepares its graduates for success, visit www.utulsa.edu/careers.

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Annual pay for bachelor's graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have two years of experience; mid-career graduates have 15 years. See full methodology.