University of Central Oklahoma

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The University of Central Oklahoma is a medium-sized suburban school
located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The graduate enrollment is at 1,568 and
those in the school seeking degrees at the undergraduate level
currently number 14,019.

Admissions Information

The University of Central Oklahoma does require an application fee of
$25.00. Applications may be submitted through mail or online, and must
be accompanied by transcripts and test scores. 69% of the students who
apply are accepted.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

  • Art- General
  • Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Dance
  • Drama/Theater Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music-General
  • Music- General Performance
  • Music- Piano/Organ
  • Music- Voice/Opera
  • Stringed Instruments

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology

Business, Management, & Marketing

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Apparel/Accessories Marketing
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance/Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance/Risk Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Operations Management

Communications & Journalism

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communications/Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations

Computer & Information Sciences

  • Computer/Information Sciences – General
  • Information Technology


  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Curriculum/Instruction
  • Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • ESL Teacher Education
  • Education – General
  • Elementary Education
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – Education
  • French Teacher Education
  • German Teacher Education
  • Health Occupations Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Instructional Media
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education
  • Technology/Industrial Arts Education  


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics

Engineering Technologies

  • Engineering Technology – General
  • Industrial Safety

English Language & Literature

  • English Composition
  • English Language & Literature – General

Family & Consumer Sciences

  • Adult Development/Aging
  • Child Development
  • Family Systems
  • Family/Consumer Sciences – General
  • Foods/Nutrition Studies

Foreign Language & Literature

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Public Health Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology


  • History – General

Liberal Arts & Sciences

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics – General
  • Statistics

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

  • Exercise Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General

Personal & Culinary Services

  • Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B,

Philosophy & Religion

  • Philosophy

Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Physics


  • Psychology – General

Security & Protective Services

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Forensic Technologies
  • Juvenile Corrections
  • Police Science

Social Sciences

  • Applied Economics
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science/Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master Degrees within Mathematics and Science


The University of Central Oklahoma is a top-ranked university in the US
News and World Report on the 2013 Best Colleges list. It is also 27 on
the list of tier one institutions of Top Public Schools: Regional
Universities – West. It is ranked 72 overall in the west.


The University is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and
the State Accrediting Agency. The separate colleges within the
university are accredited through a variety of agencies.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid can come from the government if you meet financial need
requirements. Scholarships are another option as you are looking for
help to pay your tuition/room and board. UCO offers a First Year
Excellence Scholarship, Community Leadership Scholarship, Civic
Engagement Scholarship, Freshman Scholarships, Departmental
scholarships, scholarships for transfer students, scholarships from
third parties, ROTC scholarships, and minority scholarships. Loans are
another option, but it is best to look at getting Pell grants and
Scholarships before going with a loan.

Library System

The University of Central Oklahoma houses the Chambers Library. Besides
the normal options available at a library, Chambers Library offers a
variety of special exhibits and collections. There are research tools
that will help you on whatever project in which you are currently
involved, and in your down times, you might even have time to do some
research into your family history with the library's genealogy tools.


UCO offers a variety of sports options for both men and women. The men's sports include the following:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Wrestling

The women's sports include the following:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Student Housing

There are many housing options at the University of Central Oklahoma.
They include the Central Plaza, University Suites, University Commons,
West Hall, and Murdaugh Hall.
Central Plaza

Central Plaza is a co-ed hall that offers a cafeteria, queen beds, private bathrooms, and wireless internet.

University Suites

The University Suites is a resident hall that is newer. It has several
different types of suites that are furnished but also allows some
flexibility in setup.

University Commons

University Commons are apartments that come in two and four bedrooms.
There are is a kitchenette, washer/dryer, and a living area. The
clubhouse in the community includes a pool, ping-pong tables, computer
lab, and lounge with a television.

West Hall

West Hall is a female-only facility. Most of the rooms are double. They
include phone lines and can have cable. There is a tv area as well as
laundry, courtyard, and rooms for studying.

Murdaugh Hall

This is a typical men's dormitory. It has double rooms and is close to classrooms and other necessary areas of the campus.

General Information

Admission Office

100 North University Drive

Edmond, OK 73034-0151

(405) 974-2338

(800) 254-4215

Fax: (405) 341-4964

Contact: Linda Lofton

Director, Admissions & Records
Main Address

100 North University Drive

Edmond, OK 73034-5209

(405) 974-2000

Total undergrads: 14,156

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,131

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,019

Graduate enrollment: 1,568


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Graphic Design B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Apparel/Accessories Marketing B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Nonprofit Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Technology B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Curriculum/Instruction B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B


Biomedical Engineering B
Engineering Physics B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology – General B
Industrial Safety B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Adult Development/Aging B
Child Development B
Family Systems B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Public Health Education B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B,C

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Corrections B
Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B
Juvenile Corrections B
Police Science B

Social Sciences

Applied Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the
accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to
change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions

University of Central Oklahoma Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (405) 974-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 14,821
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 37%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 9,241 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,753
Out-of-state Tuition: $18,640
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,776

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Central Oklahoma Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Central Oklahoma.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3142
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 12115
Engineering 54
English Language and Literature/Letters 34
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 63
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 56
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 64
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 31
Mathematics and Statistics 33
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 15
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 43
Visual and Performing Arts 31410
Grand total 5310867

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Central Oklahoma and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,753
Out-of-state $18,640
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,853
Out-of-state $17,861

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,817 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,532 77% $7,776
Student loan aid 1,318 66% $6,893

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 9,102 66% $8,392
Federal student loans 7,070 51% $7,464

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Central Oklahoma. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Central Oklahoma students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,484 1,767 2,717
Percent admitted 100% 81% 86%
Percent admitted who enrolled 44% 43% 44%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Central Oklahoma Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 14,821
Undergraduate enrollment 13,339
Graduate enrollment 1,482

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Central Oklahoma Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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