Collins College of Business top-ranked for financial aid

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Publication rates TU No. 1 among nation's best business schools for most meaningful student financial support

Bloomberg Businessweek announced Thursday, Aug. 27, that The University of Tulsa is ranked first for the most generous financial assistance among the nation’s top business schools.

“This is great news for TU and the Collins College of Business, but it’s even better news for our students,” said Gale Sullenberger, dean of the Collins College of Business. “Not only do we attract bright young people to Tulsa, we also are committed to connecting them with the financial support that puts a high-quality private education within their means.”

Businessweek examined financial aid packages awarded by universities that house the top 50 undergraduate business programs. At TU, 93 percent of students received institutional grants that averaged $16,764 in 2010-11, covering nearly 40 percent of total expenses.

The Collins College of Business finished well ahead of business schools at universities like Penn (Wharton), MIT (Sloan) and Cornell (Dyson).

Businessweek also reported that among students in TU’s business program, 70 percent receive grants and 10 percent receive full-tuition scholarships. “Deserving students are getting the help they need to attend our No. 75 national research university,” Sullenberger said.

TU President Geoffrey Orsak spoke to the need for assisting students and parents and why Thursday’s announcement is welcome news. “Times are challenging for many families, and we are proud to be top-ranked on this important list. It is evidence of our commitment to making a premier academic experience accessible for virtually any student who works hard and dreams big,” Orsak said.

(To view the full report, please click here.)


Mona Chamberlin