Points of Pride
|Colleges of Distinction is a guide that gives awards to schools that are the best places to learn, grow and succeed. ORU is honored to receive seven badges of distinction for the 2018 - 2019 academic year throughout various colleges in the university. Read more here.||
|In addition to Best University in the West ORU has also been recognized as a University offering students the best value for their education. Read here to learn more. For ORU's full profile click here.|
Princeton Review has listed ORU as one of the 2019 Best Regional Colleges. The Princeton Review selects 661 universities from across the U.S as well as internationally. ORU is honored to be a part of this prestigious selection.
|For the second consecutive year, ORU has been listed on the Forbes 2018 lineup of America's Top Colleges. Read more.|
AffordableCollegesOnline.org has recognized the Christian Counseling Degree at ORU as one of the best in the nation. Read more here.
A leader in higher education rankings, AffordableCollegesOnline.org, has recognized ORU for offering one of the best online theology and ministry programs in the country.
BestColleges.com has listed ORU among the best campus's for colleges in Oklahoma. Take a look at the list here.
|ORU has been ranked amongst the top online colleges in the state of Oklahoma. Read more here.|
Ranked among the top 50 online Bachelor's in Liberal Arts Programs in the nation. Read more here.
|Oral Roberts University has been ranked among the top 25 schools offering a Bachelor's in Finance for 2018. Read more.|
College Atlas ranked Oral Roberts University within the top 20 among 880 Christian Colleges. Read more here.
|College Consensus brings together an aggregate ranking of the most reputable published rankings and has named ORU as one of the Best Regional Universities in the West. Read more here.|
ORU was ranked within the top 5 Online MBA Programs in Oklahoma. Read more here.
|Oral Roberts University is named one of the 20 Best Online Universities for a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership. Read more.|
Oral Roberts University online business degrees ranked among the top 50 programs in the country for 2017 by Accredited Schools Online. Read more here.
Oral Roberts University has been ranked among the top 25 schools offering a Master's in Educational Leadership for 2018. Read more here.
Named by the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the West in 2017 and recommends it in its "Best in the West" section of its website feature "2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
|By College Choice ORU has been considered one of the Best Western Regional Universities in 2017. Read more here.|
BestColleges.com ranked Oral Roberts University number eight for Best Online Bachelor's in Counseling. ORU was the only Oklahoma college to be ranked.
|Ranked third as the Best Online College in Oklahoma in 2017 by OnlineColleges.net. Read more here.|
ORU ranked in "The 100 Best Online Colleges for 2017" according to TheBestSchools.org. Read more here.
|ORU ranked 28 in the nation for having the best education degrees in 2017 according to Accredited Schools Online.|
|ORU listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best in the West for 2017. Read more here.||ORU is ranked 15 in the nation for Best Schools to Study the Bible in 2017.|
|AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online theology degrees ORU ranked number 17. Read more here.||AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online communications degrees ORU ranked number 20. Read more here.|
|AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online political science degrees ORU ranked number 12. Read more here.||AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017. For best online Christian counseling degrees ORU earned second place. Read more here.|
|AffordableCollegesOnline.org recognized Oral Roberts University five times for excellence in online learning in 2017, including being a military-friendly online college. Read more here.||ORU is ranked 15 in the nation by TheBestSchools.org for being one of the Best Schools for Studying the Bible in 2017.|
|Oral Roberts University listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best Value in 2017.||Oral Roberts University ranked as one of the best online colleges by Affordable Colleges online in 2017.|
|ORU is listed as among the top 50 best West colleges and universities by Christian Universities Online.||Oral Roberts University ranked among the top 30 in the nation for the online Master of Divinity degree for 2017 by College Values online.|
Other Awards Received
- Oral Roberts University ranked in Best College Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. READ MORE
- In 2017, ORU's nursing program ranked as the seventh best among the top 20 R.N. programs in the state of Oklahoma by RegisteredNursing.org. READ MORE
- Oral Roberts University ranked among the Best Education Programs in the country in 2017 by the Community for Accredited Online Schools. READ MORE
- ORU is one of the best for the 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans according to U.S. News & World Report. READ MORE
- Oral Roberts University listed as number nine for the top online bachelor's degrees for Christian Ministry by theologydegrees.org in 2017.
- ORU ranked among the 25 Best Christian Colleges in the West according to Christian Universities Online. READ MORE
- Oral Roberts University among the winner for the Eduventures Innovation Awards in 2016. READ MORE
- ORU ranked among the top 125 academic institutions for "Best of the West" by the Princeton Review in 2016. READ MORE
- In 2015-2016, ORU's online Bachelor of Arts in Communication program ranked 15th in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online). READ MORE
- Oral Roberts University ranked fourth in the Top Ten Online Colleges in Oklahoma by Bestschools.com for the 2015-2016 academic year. READ MORE
- Named as one of the top 5 healthiest colleges in the U.S. based upon drug-free campuses and healthy dining options.
- Ranked as one of the top 100 Social Media college in the Nation for 2012 and 2013.
Academic Points of Pride
- 10 years of consecutive enrollment growth 2008-2018.
- All 50 states and 108 nations are represented in ORU's student population.
- Top 5 States represented in the student body: Oklahoma, Texas, California, Florida and Colorado.
- Top 5 Nations (outside the US) represented in the student body: Nigeria, India, South Korea, China and Brazil.
- Top 5 majors are Ministry & Leadership, Nursing, Engineering and Biology & Psychology (tie).
- 2018 retention rate for first-year students grew to 84.2%.
- 2018 retention rate for second-year students grew to 85.2%.
- 3.25 student - athlete GPA, the highest in ORU history.
- Top 25 ranking for ORU's online communications degree.
- Three tech conferences hosted at ORU's Global Learning Center.
- 97.2% job - placement rate for the class of 2017.
2017 - 2018 Athletics Points of Pride
- 1st time to host the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
- 3 ORU teams honored with NCAA Public Recognition Awards.
- 15th time to host the Summit League Baseball Championships.
- ORU had two All-Americans, with Israel Nelson (110-meter hurdles) and Mercy Abire (long jump) each earning the honor during the 2018 outdoor track season.
- ORU Baseball won the Summit League regular season and tournament championships for the 19th time in 19 years as members of the league.
- ORU won 13 of the top individual awards from The Summit League, including sweeping the Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year awards for baseball.
- Albert Owens (MBB) was a DI-AAA ADA Scholar - Athlete for selection for the second year in a row.
- To date, ORU has produced a total of 134 All-Americans.
- During the last 21 years, the Golden Eagles have won 151 conference championships and made 83 NCAA Tournament appearances.
- Golden Eagles currently compete in 16 NCAA Division I men's and women's varsity sports.
2018-2019 Campus-wide updates
- ORU is currently building a new dorm - our first in 42 years! The goal is to have the dorm ready for move-in by the fall 2019 semester.
- ORU has purchased buildings and seven acres of land from Victory Tulsa on the southwest corner of 81st and Delaware. ORU plans to begin remodeling this area immediately into a multi-purpose complex that will house Nursing, Engineering, Health Sciences, Counseling Services, ORU's Online operations team and golf team. The new facility is expected to open later in 2019.