As summer transitions to fall (and hopefully takes some of the Oklahoma heat with it), we look forward to the classrooms and hallways of Price and Adams halls and the Bolt in OKC filling once again with the excited voices of returning students.
And it’s not just the students we look forward to seeing. With numerous events planned for this fall, including a Tulsa alumni event in just a few days, the OU/Texas reception in October, our annual tailgate party later this fall, and a special event celebrating the life and legacy of our generous benefactor and namesake, Michael F. Price, we anticipate numerous opportunities to catch up with you in person. Stay tuned to our social media channels and future newsletters for more information.
In June’s newsletter, we celebrated a record-breaking graduate class. The official numbers are now in! Despite an economy recovering from an ongoing global pandemic, the number of business degrees awarded by Price College increased an impressive 20% from the previous year. The full statistics are below, but this landmark achievement serves as continued proof of the value students are placing on the quality of a Price College business education.
Speaking of quality business education, in June we announced the launch of two new online programs – a Master of Science in Business Analytics and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management. These new programs advance our strategic priority of delivering relevant, flexible and accessible business education by providing students with the technical know-how and business acumen necessary to accelerate their careers in these rapidly growing and lucrative professions. This month, we’re excited to welcome the inaugural cohorts, and we would love for you to continue to spread the word about these new programs.
I am thrilled to share with you a final piece of good news about our fundraising efforts. During the previous academic year, Price College raised an unprecedented $47 million from 854 donors to support students, faculty, staff and our communities. This simply couldn’t happen without your continued generosity. Thank you for contributing to our continued success.
The 2023 academic year starts in just a few days on Monday, Aug. 22. The new school year is packed with potential and purpose as we welcome back our students. We hope you’ll stay tuned for the many ways you can share in our journey. In the meantime, please enjoy the latest news from Price College as we highlight the latest achievements of our students, faculty and staff. Thanks again for your continued support, which helps ensure that Price College will become bigger, broader and better in developing the future business leaders our state and nation need.