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Average Salary for Oral Roberts University (ORU) Alumni

Oral Roberts University is a Other Protestant university based in Tulsa, Okla. that is home to around 3,000 undergraduates. Enthusiasm for athletics forms a core part of campus culture (Go Golden Eagles!), and students supplement the sports fun by taking full advantage of their school's urban environment. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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Oral Roberts University (ORU) Details


7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171


Also Known As:

Oral Roberts University

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Private Schools, For Sports Fans, Religious

Graduation Rate:

51 %


7 %

% Stay In State:

33 %

% Receiving Pell Grants:

45 %
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Graduates of ORU work in a variety of industries including the health care industry, the education industry, and the health care services industry. Religious service registers as the most common industry among alumni. Though ORU grads score high on the SAT, below-average pay in the workforce is common for this demographic. Those with a degree from ORU tend to make $49K.


There's a noticeable difference between the genders; where the average man hauls in around $58K after graduating from ORU, the average woman earns only $46K.


The most lucrative professionals among ORU alumni are National Sales Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $97K. Also near the top of the pay scale at about $56K are Senior Pastors and High School Teachers. Youth Pastors face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $29K.


Tulsa is such a great city that ORU alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with slightly less than a third of grads staying on to find permanent work. Fort Worth is also a common destination for ORU grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of approximately $152K. On the other hand, ORU alumni who end up in Washington, DC receive the lowest median salaries of around $37K. Other common destinations include Dallas and Atlanta.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) from ORU can rake in a whopping about $121K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Mass Media fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of $33K.


Microsoft Office is a popular skill among ORU alumni, with nearly one in eight workers reporting using it on the job. Former Golden Eagles with Project Management abilities can expect to make 38 percent more than their former classmates ($67K). Competency in Project Management, Administration, and Leadership also warrants excellent retribution.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to benefits, there is room for improvement — only half of the alumni are paid for vacation and just one-third of alumni for sick time. A strong majority of alums plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. The greater part of alumni enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of the survey participants receive dental plans, too. Alumni of Oral Roberts University also take in a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $49K for Gallaudet University alumni, making their earnings most comparable to ORU grads. Other schools similar to ORU include the University of Evansville, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Spring Hill College.

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SAT Scores* 913 1170
ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats



48 %

female alumni


52 %

male alumni
$27,676 - $71,000
$35,198 - $85,977

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

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