As we reach the midway point of the Fall semester, Price College is as busy — and crowded — as ever. Our enrollment has reached an all-time high with nearly 5,500 students (!) enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate programs.
While the entire university saw less than a 1% increase in enrollment from last Fall, Price saw an incredible 5.5% increase over the same period. For perspective, one in five OU students is now a business major, and we are only getting bigger.
Since our last check-in back in August, I’m happy to report Price College moved up ten spots to No. 64 overall in this year’s US News & World Report’s Best Business College rankings. We also kept our position as the highest-ranked business school in the state. I’d like to congratulate our international business program, which ranks 21st nationally, and our entrepreneurship program, which checked in at No. 30, for their rise in this year’s rankings.
Our latest leap in the rankings is a testament to the incredible contributions of our talented faculty and staff and the drive and commitment I see in our students every day. I am consistently impressed with the high caliber of students walking our halls.
All of this makes me excited for our future. We’re also having an impact far beyond our classrooms.
Last month, the US Economic Development Agency’s Build Back Better Challenge awarded the Oklahoma Biotech Innovation Cluster $35 million in grant funding. What does this mean for Price? Well, Price and OU are playing major roles in leading this initiative, which looks to create life-changing health solutions and bring economic prosperity to the state.
Price’s Tom Love Innovation Hub will oversee the biotech startup programs portion of the grant in Oklahoma City, which fits perfectly with both Price and OU’s strategic focus on the future of health. We can’t wait to see all the possibilities this grant will bring.
Finally, we have an important weekend coming up at Price. On Nov. 3, we will celebrate the legacy of our generous benefactor and namesake, Michael F. Price, which will be streamed online for those that cannot attend in person. Then, two days later, our annual tailgate party comes to Dodson Courtyard when Oklahoma hosts Baylor on Nov. 5.
In the meantime, please enjoy the latest news from Price College as we highlight the latest achievements of our students, faculty and staff. Thank you 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.