Average Salary for Oral Roberts University (ORU) Alumni

Around 3,000 people attend Oral Roberts University, an Other Protestant institution based in Tulsa, Okla. Students thrive off the school's sports-centered energy and urban environment, which offers countless areas to explore and numerous ways to keep busy. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Oral Roberts University (ORU) Alumni

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Vice President (VP) Finance & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
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Senior Pastor
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Youth Pastor
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Bereavement Coordinator - Hospice/ Home Care
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Director of Engineering
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About This School

7777 S Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

Oral Roberts University



Private School, Religious, For Sports Fans

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ORU alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, the education industry, and the health care services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular career sector among alumni is religious service. ORU graduates see an average starting salary of $52K.


In the ORU alumni professional community, VPs of Finance and Chief Financial Officers make the highest median pay ($155K), though Directors of Engineering (around $123K), and Senior Pastors ($58K) are close competitors. On the lower end, Youth Pastors report making approximately $32K.


Many ORU alumni remain in Tulsa after graduation; slightly less than a third of grads find permanent positions in the workforce here. Atlanta, Ga. is another hot spot for ORU grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to about $113K). Washington, DC is a popular spot for former ORU students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $37K. Dallas, Texas and Albuquerque, N.M. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (CS) earns ORU students the most money after college (an average $133K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Psychology are the lowest of the pack, earning $33K.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 31 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($68K). Approximately one-seventh of ORU grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Administration, and People Management are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Just over half of the graduates do get paid time off for vacation, but only about one in three grads get paid sick time. Most respondents take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Health benefits extend to a large number of former students, and the larger part of respondents also receive dental coverage. Graduates of Oral Roberts University are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Ursuline College graduates, who earn $51K on average, make a similar amount to ORU grads. The University of Evansville, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Spring Hill College are also similar to ORU.

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ACT Scores 20 25

Key Stats for Oral Roberts University (ORU)


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$33,566 - $92,897
$35,293 - $97,436
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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