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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?

2,616 Undergraduate Awards
$27,758 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at UCO.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#213 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UCO.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Personal & Culinary Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Value Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Best Value History Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#47 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Value Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UCO has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Highest Paid Personal & Culinary Services Graduates College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Public Health Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Central Oklahoma?

Location of 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
Website: https://www.uco.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UCO.Bronchos
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UCOBronchos

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

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?

76% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
0% Submit SAT Scores
UCO has an acceptance rate of 76%, 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 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.

ACT English Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 17 to 24 )
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ACT Math Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 18 to 24 )
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ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 19 to 24 )
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36

Can I Afford University of Central Oklahoma?

$27,758 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
10.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UCO is $27,758. 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

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

9,732 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 13,339 undergraduate students at UCO, with 9,732 being full-time and 3,607 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UCO

There are also 1,482 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,732 full-time undergraduates at UCO, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UCO

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UCO Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 351
Black or African American 854
Hispanic or Latino 1,236
White 5,035
International Students 508
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,748

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

983 Took All Classes Online
5,383 Took At Least One Class Online
12.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,383 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.

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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%
Business/Managerial Economics 25%
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.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 265 0 0 265
Business Administration & Management 0 0 183 0 55 238
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 206 0 14 220
General Psychology 0 0 124 0 11 135
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 101 0 33 134
Public Health 0 0 120 0 3 123
Nursing 0 0 112 0 5 117
Music 67 0 23 0 26 116
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 91 0 23 114
General Biology 0 0 104 0 8 112
Accounting 0 2 90 17 0 109
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 96 0 0 96
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 80 0 0 80
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 54 0 26 80
Sociology 0 0 74 0 0 74
Health & Physical Education 0 0 56 0 8 64
Journalism 0 0 62 0 0 62
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 59 59
Communication Sciences 0 0 35 0 23 58
Marketing 0 0 54 0 0 54
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 25 0 22 47
Computer Information Systems 0 0 42 0 0 42
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 35 0 2 37
History 0 0 22 0 14 36
Human Resource Management 0 0 33 0 0 33
Management Information Systems 0 0 33 0 0 33
Special Education 0 0 18 0 14 32
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 31 0 0 31
General English Literature 0 0 28 0 1 29
Other Communication Technology 0 0 28 0 0 28
Political Science & Government 0 0 26 0 1 27
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 26 26
Writing Studies 0 0 19 0 7 26
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 25 0 0 25
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 24 0 0 24
Public Administration 0 0 5 0 19 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 23 23
Arts & Media Management 13 0 8 0 0 21
Electrical Engineering 0 0 16 0 4 20
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 19 0 0 19
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 12 0 5 17
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 14 0 2 16
Chemistry 0 0 15 0 0 15
Insurance 0 0 14 0 0 14
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 13 13
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 13 0 0 13
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 12 0 0 12
Romance Languages 0 0 12 0 0 12
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 12 12
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 11 0 0 11
Applied Mathematics 0 0 5 0 6 11
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 11 11
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 9 0 9
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 9 9
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 9 0 0 9
International Business 0 0 8 0 0 8
Computer Engineering 0 0 8 0 0 8
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 8 8
Dance 0 0 6 0 0 6
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 5 5
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 5 5
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 5 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 0 5 0 0 5
Economics 0 0 5 0 0 5
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0 5 5
Urban Studies 0 0 0 0 5 5
Engineering Physics 0 0 3 0 1 4
Geography & Cartography 0 0 4 0 0 4
Statistics 0 0 3 0 0 3
Literature 0 0 0 0 2 2
Mathematics 0 0 2 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Other Statistics 0 0 0 0 1 1
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 1 1
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 1 1
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nutrition Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 80 2 2,534 26 519 3,161

References

*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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