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University of Central Oklahoma Overview

Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma is a public institution. UCO is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is University of Central Oklahoma Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$26,808 Avg Cost After Aid
81% Acceptance Rate
  • The 2% student loan default rate at UCO is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at UCO.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from UCO makes roughly $47,453 a year. This is 16% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is University of Central Oklahoma?


Contact details for UCO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-974-2000

How Do I Get Into UCO?

You can apply to UCO online at:

Admission Requirements for UCO

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UCO?

81% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
UCO has an acceptance rate of 81%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 83%.

Average Test Scores

About 0% of students accepted to UCO submitted their SAT scores.UCO received ACT scores from 83% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 24.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 18 to 24 )

Can I Afford University of Central Oklahoma?

$26,808 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
2.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCO is $26,808. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCO, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,481 a year. That adds up to $29,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCO is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Central Oklahoma Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,590 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,771 undergraduate students at UCO, with 8,590 being full-time and 3,181 being part-time.


There are also 1,479 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,590 full-time undergraduates at UCO, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Oklahoma students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 380
Black or African American 762
Hispanic or Latino 1,215
White 4,415
International Students 290
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,528

Geographic Diversity

Oklahoma students aren't the only ones who study at University of Central Oklahoma. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 92 countries are represented at UCO. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nepal, and China.

Online Learning at University of Central Oklahoma

1,795 Took All Classes Online
7,018 Took At Least One Class Online
21.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 30 bachelor’s degree and 18 master’s degree programs available online at UCO. In 2020-2021, 7,018 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCO has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UCO

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Oklahoma was 21.6%. This is the #1,032 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCO regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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