The University of Oklahoma continues to deliver upon its storied successes of advancing our community, and the world.
A comprehensive research university, OU is located on three campuses in Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, encompassing a broad array of disciplines ranging from the arts, architecture, chemistry, engineering to meteorology, medicine, microbiology and physics. OU is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Highest Research Activity institution, placing it in the highest tier of comprehensive research universities in the nation.
University of Oklahoma Libraries comprises the state's largest research library. The University Libraries is a major partner in advancing digital scholarship and access to original research, with faculty and professional staff providing individual and disciplinary-focused research and data-management consultation. Our special research collections cover areas of major emphasis, including Western history and Tribal resources, History of Science, European and American literature, and the University Archives.
February 14, 2023
The University of Oklahoma has achieved its highest level of research expenditures ever reported. Research expenditures are a common measure of research activity and provide a comparison among peer institutions. Over fiscal year 2022 across its three campuses, OU reported more than $416.6 million in research and development expenditures to National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development survey, the leading reporting mechanisms for comparing research expenditures which provides an annual census of higher education institutions. This new record for research expenditures marks an 8% increase from FY21, and continued year-over-year growth in research expenditures since the implementation of OU’s “Lead On, University” Strategic Plan.