University Of Central Oklahoma

University Of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma, commonly referred to as UCO, was established in the year 1890. It is a coeducational public university in Edmond, Oklahoma. The university offers enrollment to more than 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It was initially founded as the Territorial Normal School and is Oklahoma's second oldest institution of higher education.

UCO offers undergraduate degrees in humanities, forensic science, biomedical engineering, funeral services, photo journalism, business legal studies, golf management, and insurances. Students can also opt for master degrees in athletic training, forensic science, and jazz studies. There are seven colleges under this university:

  • College of Arts, Media & Design
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education and Professional Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Mathematics and Science
  • Jackson College Of Graduate Studies
  • School of Music

The athletics teams of UCO are known as the Bronchos. The mascot is Buddy Broncho. The team colors are bronze and blue. They participate in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, and rowing.

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Contacting Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr
Edmond , OK 73034
General Phone: (405) 974-2000

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Central Oklahoma Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management704business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, actuarial science, marketing, apparel marketing ...
Liberal Arts489foreign language and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, geography, political science, sociology, history, ...
Education and Teaching376education, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, school counseling, adult education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, ...
Media175communication studies, journalism
Security and Law Enforcement120criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Therapy and Counseling108psychology
Science105biology, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine83registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy63nutrition sciences, exercise science, health and fitness
Family and Social Work48food and nutrition, family studies, family and community services
Medical Support and Technology48speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Engineering Technician41occupational safety tech
Design41design and visual communication
Drama and Performing Arts33dance, drama
Funeral and Mortuary Science27funeral and mortuary
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science
Art Studies24art studies
Music16music, jazz
Engineering16biomedical engineering, engineering physics
Mathematics16mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical Administration15public health education
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
Medicine5public health

Number of programs and degrees for Central Oklahoma in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,18458
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years11
Master's degree40625

Central Oklahoma Student Body

In 2007-2008, Central Oklahoma had a total enrollment of 15,495 students (12,183 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 78%
Part-Time 22%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 9%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 5%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 23%
22-24 27%
25-29 15%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)8%

Central Oklahoma Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 45 %

Central Oklahoma Room and Board (2007)

Central Oklahoma offers campus housing for 1,725 of its 12,183 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Edmond, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Central Oklahoma Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Central Oklahoma Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,223
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 10,652
Room and board $ 7,468
Room charge $ 4,588
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,880
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,800

Financial Aid:
Central Oklahoma participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 315200)

Central Oklahoma Faculty

Central Oklahoma has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7288
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2638

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year101$79,19862$75,104
Associate professoracademic year28$67,25917$64,591
Assistant professoracademic year61$62,08367$54,983
Instructoracademic year21$45,47137$45,355
Lectureracademic year16$34,73926$34,980
All faculty totalacademic year227$66,873209$57,541

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Central Oklahoma Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Lone Star Conference
Basketball Lone Star Conference
Baseball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81119

Central Oklahoma Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Actuarial Science
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Health Occupations Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Engineering Physics

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Family and Community Services
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Liberal Arts
American History (United States)
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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