University of Central Oklahoma Overview
University of Central Oklahoma is a public institution located in Edmond, Oklahoma. Edmond is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is University of Central Oklahoma Known For?
- The master's degree is the highest award offered at UCO.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Central Oklahoma Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
UCO has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCO.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UCO has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Central Oklahoma?
Contact details for UCO are given below.
|Address:||100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034|
How Do I Get Into UCO?
You can apply to UCO online at: https://www.uco.edu/admissions-aid/get-more-information/ug-admissions-recruitment
Admission Requirements for UCO
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UCO?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 0% of students accepted to UCO submitted their SAT scores.UCO received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 24. Math scores were between 18 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.
Can I Afford University of Central Oklahoma?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UCO, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,826 a year. That adds up to $31,304 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UCO is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
University of Central Oklahoma Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,482 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,732 full-time undergraduates at UCO, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Central Oklahoma students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||854|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,236|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UCO has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 31st most popular in Oklahoma for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UCO
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Central Oklahoma was 12.2%. This is the #1,206 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UCO regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UCO majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Funeral & Mortuary Science||25%|
|Personal & Culinary Services||25%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||23%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UCO ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UCO.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#194|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#194|
|Business Administration & Management||#384|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#476|
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%.
University of Central Oklahoma Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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