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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 112 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
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!
|Total Undergraduate Students||15,379|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||593||4%|
|African American / Black||1,460||9%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||25||<1%|
|Two or More Races||926||6%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||501||3%|
|Where do UCO undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||3%|
|How old are UCO undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||27%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT|
|Composite||18 - 25|
|Math||17 - 24|
|English||19 - 25|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||7%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||25%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||80%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.57|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||90%|
The cost to attend University of Central Oklahoma varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||19 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||72%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||98%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||461|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||49%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||14%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||79%|
44% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
12% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Department of Public Safety has at least two officers on duty at any time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Each police officer is fully certified through the state police academy. Officers make arrests, cite traffic and parking violations, write criminal and traffic accident reports, and conduct criminal investigations. The crime rate of the University of Central Oklahoma is one of the lowest of any jurisdiction in the State of Oklahoma. A SafeWalk system allows anyone on campus to request an escort from their present location to their car or another building.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
The quality of student experiences is measured in numerous ways at the University of Central Oklahoma. While most student learning is measured at the college and department level through curriculum rubrics and major field testing, student satisfaction and the effectiveness of the core curriculum are measured at the institutional as well as at the college level. UCO’s survey cycle includes participation in national measures such as: CIRP freshmen survey; CIRP your first college year; NSSE; ETS Proficiency Profile; LibQual; EBI First-Year Initiative. In addition, UCO locally surveys graduating students, alumni, faculty and staff, and employers to evaluate the quality of student experiences at the institution.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at University of Central Oklahoma in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.||5%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General.||5%|
|Links to degree programs at University of Central Oklahoma|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 65%