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University of Central Oklahoma Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on University of Central Oklahoma, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is University of Central Oklahoma Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Central Oklahoma was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, UCO is ranked #1,270 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 24 colleges in Oklahoma, UCO is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCO?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Central Oklahoma is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

UCO received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Central Oklahoma  ( 19 to 24 )

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University of Central Oklahoma Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At University of Central Oklahoma, this rate is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Central Oklahoma is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Central Oklahoma

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Central Oklahoma is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 13% for first-time, full-time students at UCO, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UCO

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,339 undergraduates at UCO with 9,732 being full-time and 3,607 being part-time.

UCO Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UCO is 69.00 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.00 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Central Oklahoma Cost?

The overall average net price of UCO is $16,572. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCO

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,311 $13,829 $18,792 $21,291 $21,600

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCO, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UCO, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $7,826 a year. That adds up to $31,304 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCO is 10.1%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do UCO Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from UCO make around $38,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at University of Central Oklahoma make the most money.

Location of University of Central Oklahoma

Located in Edmond, Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma is a public institution. Edmond is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of University of Central Oklahoma

Contact details for UCO are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-974-2000

University of Central Oklahoma Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 79 majors graduated from University of Central Oklahoma. Of these students, 2,614 received undergraduate degrees and 519 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 265 $32,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 206 $33,100
Business Administration & Management 183 $39,000
General Psychology 124 $30,900
Public Health 120 $41,300
Nursing 112 $58,800
General Biology 104 $32,200
Teacher Education Grade Specific 101 $34,100
Public Relations & Advertising 96 $31,700
Teacher Education Subject Specific 91 $36,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Central Oklahoma along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCO

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 5,383 students took at least one online class at University of Central Oklahoma. This is an increase from the 5,103 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 5,383 983
2016-2017 5,103 854
2015-2016 4,795 659
2014-2015 4,762 716
2013-2014 4,353 640

Learn more about online learning at University of Central Oklahoma.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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