When applying to colleges in High School, I was initially scared by TU's price tag. I later realized... NO ONE pays full price! There's so much scholarship money to go around, I would up paying less than I would have going to OU.
TU's small class sizes are really great. I'm 3 years out of school, and am still friends with some of my teachers. They're there to really coach you... not just thru the class, but thru college, and into the real world.
Their career center is top-notch. The can hook you up with jobs with dozens of Fortune 500 companies... and you're a PERSON, not a number like at OU (where my sister goes).
Anyway, I recomend anyone from the Tulsa area to apply to TU, and check out their financial aid. I'm betting you'll be pleasently surprised.