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The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders for success in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.

The University of Central Oklahoma offers an innovative learning community where teaching comes first and students develop personal relationships with faculty and staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives. With 116 undergraduate majors and 54 graduate programs, UCO is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include the state’s only master’s degrees in Jazz Studies and Athletic Training and bachelor’s degrees in dance education, humanities, actuarial science and creative writing. Central is also home to premiere programs in Forensic Science, Education, Music Theatre, Mass Communication, and the new Academy of Contemporary Music. Central’s appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. UCO has been ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top five universities to work for. UCO is also a recognized leader nationally for its sustainable and “green" practices, like its use of 100% wind energy and alternative transportation programs, like the state's only car-share program and the Bum-a-Bike initiative, making the campus both beautiful and efficient. The university is an official "Green Power Partner" of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community, and Civility each day.

The University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Living in the Broncho Community

The Right Location for Success

The University of Central Oklahoma is the right location for students looking for a community that connects them to opportunities on and off campus. With more than 200 student organizations, intramural sports and hundreds of activities throughout the year, Bronchos can find experiences outside the classroom to enrich their Central experience and make lasting friendships. With a student to teacher ratio of 21:1, Central also gives students a personal connection with faculty, staff and fellow students. In fact, we’re well known for our friendliness! Central students also enjoy a tobacco-free campus, a Wellness Center, on-campus health clinic, counseling services, newly-renovated dining facilities, tutoring center, extended-hours library and more. Off-campus, students can enjoy the benefits of living in the growing city of Edmond and the Greater Oklahoma City metro area. From shopping, dining and entertainment to valuable internships and jobs, students can find just what they are looking for moments from campus. From the classroom and beyond, your Central experience is a transformative one!