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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.

As Oklahoma's metropolitan university, Central offers an innovative learning community where teaching comes first. Students develop personal relationships with faculty and staff who, guided by the mission of helping students learn, are committed to transforming lives.

Central is ranked among the top public regonal universitie in the naon by US News and World Report, and has been named as one of the top universities to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university also stands among the top universities nationally for student housing and sustainable transportation programs.

Founded in 1890 as one of the state's first institutions of higher learning, Central cultivates creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, creating a culture of change where students learn, lead and serve.

Living in the Bronchos 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!