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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus tuition is $4,788 per year for in-state residents. This is 32% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 61% cheaper than the average Oklahoma tuition of $12,422 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Oklahoma amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 28th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $20,169 which represents a 321% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $6,750 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $11,538.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,588 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Norman should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $645.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,612 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,612 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oklahoma residents to go to OU is $28,383 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oklahoma residence can expect a one year cost of $43,764.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Estimated Budgets
Oklahoma Resident Total Budget $28,383
   In-State Tuition$4,788
   Other Fees$6,750
   Room and Board$10,588
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,612
   Books and Supplies$645
Non-Resident Total Budget $43,764
   Out-of-State Tuition$20,169
   Other Fees$6,750
   Room and Board$10,588
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,612
   Books and Supplies$645

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $28,383 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported OU net price for in-state students is $16,813* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

68% of University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,819. 23 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,228. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$16,813*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid68%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,819
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants23%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,228

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$12,803
$30,001 to $48,000$13,974
$48,001 to $75,000$17,744
$75,001 to $110,000$20,657
$110,000+$21,220

Average Financial Aid Mix - $28,383 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $28,383. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

34%
25%
40%

Grants and Scholarships

 34% - $7,819

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 25% - $5,746

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 40% -  $9,206

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Is it Worth the Cost?

To make a comparative assessment if OU is worth the price, measures of it's relative value for tuition dollar can be examined. We've calculated an academic national percentile rating of 70/100 for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Considering an average net price paid of $15,289, this leads to an overall value ranking of 76/100. This places the school 72nd on our national Best Value Colleges ranking as a provider of a very high value education compared to actual overall price paid.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
The University of Texas at Dallas140.8% more expensive
University of Arkansas54.2% more expensive
Texas Tech University34.3% more expensive
Missouri University of Science and Technology64.9% more expensive
University of Missouri Columbia76.7% more expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at OU is $113,532 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $15,289 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $61,156**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $141,915 or $76,445 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

Oklahoma Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,394
Oklahoma Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,192
Non-Oklahoma Resident Tuition Per Semester$10,084
Non-Oklahoma Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,882

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Price per credit hour for Oklahoma residents$160
Cost for one class for Oklahoma residents (3 credit hours)$480
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$672
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,016
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,688

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 37% of University of Oklahoma Norman Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,746. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,140.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $61,156, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $75,880.57. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 68% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,289. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Oklahoma Norman Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$632.34
Amount Borrowed$61,156.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,724.57
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$75,880.57

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend OU? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $75,880.57 would be needed to afford a $632.34 monthly payment in the example $61,156.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Oklahoma Norman Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,957 to $4,788. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $113,532.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Oklahoma Norman Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$39,033$156,133
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$49,817$199,270
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $63,581$254,324
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $73,603$294,412

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Oklahoma Norman Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 411 9% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 157 9% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 157 13% costlier
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 124 10% costlier
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 104 14% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 96 10% costlier
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Degree 91 15% costlier
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 86 0% cheaper
Human Resources Management and Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 83 6% costlier
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 82 12% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 73 23% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 72 3% costlier
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 71 11% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 60 1% costlier
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 51 30% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 50 7% costlier
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 45 18% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 39 4% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 35 4% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 34 8% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 34 3% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 34 5% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 31 6% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 29 37% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Bachelor's Degree 29 4% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 29 6% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 29 2% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 28 21% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 28 18% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 28 26% costlier
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 26 14% cheaper
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 26 8% cheaper
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 26 4% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 26 3% costlier
Broadcast Journalism Bachelor's Degree 25 14% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 24 3% costlier
Meteorology Bachelor's Degree 22 15% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 22 3% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 21 20% costlier
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 21 13% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 21 18% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 20 12% cheaper
Organizational Behavior Studies Bachelor's Degree 20 3% costlier
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering Bachelor's Degree 20 4% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 18 15% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 17 3% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 16 11% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 13 6% costlier
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 13 24% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 12 9% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 17% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 25% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 10 28% costlier
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 28% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 10 23% costlier
Environmental Design/Architecture Bachelor's Degree 9 5% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 8 3% costlier
Architectural Engineering Bachelor's Degree 8 3% costlier
Musical Theatre Bachelor's Degree 8 3% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 8 19% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 8% cheaper
Geographic Information Science and Cartography Bachelor's Degree 6 35% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 1% cheaper
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 5 10% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 12% costlier
Astrophysics Bachelor's Degree 5 24% cheaper
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 5% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 24% costlier
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 4 3% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 3 2% costlier
Foreign Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 14% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 3 5% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 27% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 3 6% costlier
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 7% cheaper
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 17% cheaper
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 2% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 7% costlier
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 19% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 2 8% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 2 9% costlier
Geophysics and Seismology Bachelor's Degree 1 10% cheaper
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier
American Indian/Native American Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier

Calculators

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About University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is a four year public college located in Norman, Oklahoma.  Full time enrollment is 21,523 and part time is 6,395.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, Oklahoma
73019-3072

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207500 IPEDS survey data.