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ORU ranked #1 Best Value School, Best in the West

Posted at 4:03 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 19:00:17-04

TULSA — U.S. News and World Report has ranked Oral Roberts University as the #1 Best Value School and the Best in the West, in its Regional College rankings.

“ORU is a leader in higher education, offering 77 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s programs, and three doctoral degrees. We work strategically to make these programs affordable so that more students from around the globe can receive a Spirit-empowered education and become whole leaders for the whole world, ” said ORU President, Dr. William M. Wilson.

Officials say the magazine ranks schools based on criteria ranging from faculty-to-student ratio to alumni giving.

Along with academic excellence, the University can attribute its high ranking to outstanding fundraising success.

“ORU is in a season of incredible expansion. In addition to 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth, we just completed $28 million in campus improvements, including opening our first new student housing since 1976. All of this was accomplished without using a single dollar of tuition money,” said Dr. Wilson.

Additionally, Wilson announced that, for the current academic year, ORU has 113 nations represented on the campus, up from 106 last fall. In the U.S. News and World Report rankings, ORU was one of only two Regional West colleges to be recognized for having the most international students.

For more information on ORU, click here.

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