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Value of an OU Degree

72% accepted jobs within six months of graduation, $60,000 median salary, 29% continued education 80% reporting

Value of an
OU Degree

OU students are surrounded by opportunities to gain valuable, real-world experiences that make their OU degree worth the investment. Thanks to OU's Career Center, a strong alumni network and educators with industry connections, students are in good hands to find opportunities for success.


career, job and internship fairs hosted by OU Career Center.


students attended OU Career Center fairs in the 2022-2023 school year. 


on-campus interviews conducted by over 116 companies for the 2022-2023 school year.

*According to information obtained by OU Career Center from reporting 2022-2023 graduates (88% reporting).

Tools For Success

Career Center is OU’s ultimate resource for finding the right major or minor, landing internship and connecting with employers and professionals (including Sooner alumni!) for full-time positions.

Students meet with their academic advisors each semester to stay on track and to create a plan for graduation. Advisors are experts in degree program requirements and can provide valuable advice and information about getting the most out of your OU experience!

Graduation Planners are provided at your first enrollment meeting, filled with campus history, class and enrollment information, guide to academics and more! The planners are meant for Sooners to stay on track to graduate with ease.



Number one university in Oklahoma The University of Oklahoma U.S. News & World Report
OU Named Oklahoma’s Top University

The University of Oklahoma is again the state’s No. 1 university, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges list.

Best Value College

Top 5 Public University in the Region The University of Oklahoma U.S. News & World Report
The Right Investment

Within the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list, the University of Oklahoma also placed in the Top 5 among all public universities in the region.

Top University

A Best Value College

Top Green College

A Best Southwest College

Top College for Greek Life

A Best 389 Colleges

In its methodology for the Best Value rankings, The Princeton Review determined its findings by comparing several datapoints. An in-depth profile of OU is available on The Princeton Review's website. 

How OU Grads Use Their Degree

First-Generation, In-State

Adam El-Amoudi

May 12, 2023

Adam El-Amoudi grew up in Guymon, Oklahoma and earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. Adam likes to say he may not be Sooner bred, but he was Sooner born. Despite not coming from an OU family, he knew from a young age his dreams would take him to the University of Oklahoma.

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Avery Dickinson

May 12, 2023

Hailing from Houston, Texas, Avery Dickinson earned her Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. OU gave her the room to explore and encourage her passions, which eventually led her to find an internship at OU's Engineering Career Fair with American Airlines. This opportunity turned into a full-time job offer!

OU Legacy, Rural, In-State

Jolie Morgan

May 12, 2023

Sooner born and Sooner bred Jolie Morgan is from Tahlequah, Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jolie grew up dreaming of crimson and cream, and earning her degree from the University of Oklahoma means she has accomplished her dreams as the child of two OU graduates!

First-generation, Out-of-state

Cecil Ehirindu

May 12, 2023

Lewisville, Texas native Cecil Ehirindu earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Along the way, he found ways to push past his comfort zone to a space where he could flourish. This fall, Cecil will attend Yale University School of Public Health to obtain a master’s degree on a full-ride scholarship.

International, UWC Scholar

Joy Nath

May 12, 2023

Joy Nath graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics as a United World College Davis Scholar from New Delhi, India. During his time at OU as an international student, Joy has left a legacy of advocacy and positive change for future generations of students.


Bright Qiu

May 12, 2023

Bright Qiu grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor's in Journalism in Public Relations. As the daughter of Chinese-immigrant parents, Bright's OU legacy is making her parents proud of what she accomplished as an OU graduate.



Alumni Organizations

The Alumni Association provides members a networking outlet to visit with old friends and to meet other Sooners in their area. It helps keep alumni informed of campus activities as well as sponsor events, such as watch parties, picnics, special guest speakers, and numerous other fun activities.

The Alumni Ambassador program empowers alumni to engage in the recruitment process and attract the best students to the University of Oklahoma. Ambassadors attend OU events and visits, write letters to potential students and help provide potential students with information about OU.

President’s Associates connects alumni, and their annual leadership donations support the mission of the University in promoting efforts to help students achieve their educational goals.

The OU Impact: Collectively the OU System is a $2.1 billion enterprise that represents one of the greatest assets of the state of Oklahoma.