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  the university. Read more here.

College of Distinction

Oklahoma College of Distinction  Christian College of Distinction
Nursing College of Distinction

 Education College of Distinction

Business College of Distinction  Engineering College of Distinction
Best Online Schools

Oral Roberts University has been ranked among the top 25 schools offering a Master's in Educational Leadership for 2018. Read more here

Bachelor's in Finance Oral Roberts University has been ranked among the top 25 schools offering a Bachelor's in Finance for 2018. Read more here.
Best Online Bachelors in Liberal Arts

 Ranked among the top 50 online Bachelor's in Liberal Arts Programs in the nation. Read more here.

Best Online Bachelors in Organizational Leadership  Oral Roberts University is named one of the 20 Best Online Universities for a Bachelor's in Organizational Leadership. Read more here.
Best Christian Colleges

 College Atlas ranked Oral Roberts University within the top 20 among 880  Christian Colleges. Read more here.

Top Colleges Ranked  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.
Top Online MBA in OK

ORU was ranked within the top 5 Online MBA Programs in Oklahoma. Read more here.

Princeton Review 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."
Best Online Bachelors Business 

Oral Roberts University online business degrees ranked among the top 50 programs in the country for 2017 by Accredited Schools Online. Read more here.

 best-education-degree ORU ranked 28 in the nation for having the best education degrees in 2017 according to Accredited Schools Online.
best schools studying the bible

 ORU is ranked 15 in the nation  for Best Schools to Study the Bible in 2017.

best western university By College Choice ORU has been considered one of the Best Western Regional Universities in 2017. Read more here.
Best Online Programs Counseling

 BestColleges.com ranked Oral Roberts University number eight for Best Online Bachelor's in Counseling. ORU was the only Oklahoma college to be ranked. 

Best Online Colleges   Ranked third as the Best Online College in Oklahoma in 2017 by OnlineColleges.net. Read more here.
best-online-college

ORU ranked in "The 100 Best Online Colleges for 2017" according to TheBestSchools.org. Read more here.

Best Bible School  ORU is ranked 15 in the nation by TheBestSchools.org for being one of the Best Schools for Studying the Bible in 2017.
Best Colleges USNEWS logo ORU listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best in the West for 2017. Read more here.  Best Value Colleges USNEWS logo Oral Roberts University listed in U.S. News Rankings - Best Value in 2017.
best-online-theology-degree 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. best-online-communications degree  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.
best-political-science-degree 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. best-online-christian-counseling-degrees 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.
best-military-friendly-colleges 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.  Best Online Christian Colleges Oral Roberts University ranked as one of the best online colleges by Affordable Colleges online in 2017.
 women Oral Roberts University is recognized as one of America’s safest campuses by the Women’s Choice Award & Niche.com for 2016-2017. Take your first steps toward ORU’s beautiful 263-acre campus at oruglobal.com! Read more here.  50 Best West Colleges and Univiersities ORU is listed as among the top 50 best West colleges and universities by Christian Universities Online.
 Master of Divinity Award Oral Roberts University ranked among the top 30 in the nation for the online Master of Divinity degree for 2017 by College Values online.  Online  ORU is ranked 6 in Oklahoma by OnlineColleges.com for being one of the best Online Colleges to attend in 2017. Read more here.

 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.

2017 - 2018 Academic Points of Pride

  • 3.25 student - athlete GPA, the highest in ORU history.
  • 700+ new graduates
  • 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.
  • 101 nations represented in ORU's student population.
  • 9 straight years of rising enrollment. 

 

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.