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University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

Bachelor's programmes



UCO is one of the state’s oldest  institutions of higher learning, founded in 1890 as the Territorial Normal School. Today, we’re a thriving metropolitan university. Check out highlights from our history below. 



Through access to a high quality, affordable transformative teaching and learning experience, we seek to educate creative, collaborative graduates who are adaptable and engaged critical thinkers, who are receptive to new ideas, who celebrate the diversity of our region, and who will live fulfilling lives.

Through the cultivating of partnerships throughout the metropolitan area and beyond, we serve the needs of our community, and provide graduates who are equipped with the skills to assist the metropolitan area to thrive in a competitive global environment.


Through professional services and research, we provide leadership and counsel on issues vital to the health of the metropolitan region’s businesses and industry, education institutions, families, and to its cultural quality of life.



The University of Central Oklahoma's Career Development Center is pairing up with the Volunteer and Service Learning Center to host the 2018 Volunteer & Part Time Job Fair taking place during Stampede Week on the UCO Campus. Come meet hundreds of students looking for volunteer or part-time work opportunities. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Student services

Student Support Services is excited to have the opportunity to introduce this new website for our dedicated students, faculty, and staff.Our name describes our mission. As you get to know us, you will understand that everything we do is designed to support your efforts in reaching your goals and realizing your fullest academic potential. Our program is committed to you from the time you join until you graduate. We are here to provide services and support to make your college experience a success!

Housing services

The University Commons is located on the northwest side of campus, close to the library and the Wellness Center and is the only apartment-style living option available on the UCO campus.All bedrooms in the commons are fully-furnished. Commons 1000 are the only rooms in Housing with full beds; students living in Commons 2000 and 3000 have loftable twin beds. All apartments in the Commons feature individually controlled heat and air, a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry machines.

Library services

The UCO Max Chambers Library has a deep-rooted tradition of student, faculty, staff and community involvement. Founded in 1894 the Library began with a gift from the Lyceum Society, the forerunner of today's debate team. They raised $26 to purchase the Library's first collection of books which were housed on the second floor of Old North.

ICT services

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) strives to enhance learning, improve service and communication, and increase student, faculty, staff, and community access to useful information through the application of technology.

Medical services

Student Health Center, University of Central Oklahoma's fully accredited primary care facility, provides medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. 

Student Life

Campus life

Located on 210-acres in the heart of Edmond, Oklahoma, UCO gives students the opportunity to live on campus in safe, comfortable dorms, just steps away from their classes, the library, student activities and the Wellness Center. 

Sports facilities

The Competitive Sport Clubs Program consists of recognized student organizations that are established to promote and develop common sport and/or recreation related activity.  The term "Competitive" refers to clubs/teams whom compete against outside UCO collegiate and non-collegiate club teams.

A Sport Club is defined as a registered student organization that exists to promote and develop interest in a particular sport.  Sports Clubs are strictly voluntary and are founded, organized, managed, and maintained by volunteer student leaders and may vary in focus and programming.  Club members are actively involved in the leadership and decision making process of club activities.  

Student clubs

Involvement in student organizations gives you the opportunity to positively impact the University of Central Oklahoma. With over 200 recognized student organizations, it's easy to find your fit here at Central! 

From academic, professional, religious, honorary to cultural, social, recreation, and special interest, there is something for everyone. If no organizations peak your interest, create your own new student organization. It is important to become an engaged student on campus, and joining a student organization is key to being successful outside the classroom.


The University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a bachelor's and master's degree granting institution. Credits earned in courses taken in residence at the University of Central Oklahoma are normally transferable at full value to other accredited colleges and universities.


Student Reviews

uco journey
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

UCO has been an amazing journey so far. Helpful staff and students made it really easy to fit in and it gave a welcoming room to international students.

This is your time to shine
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I got in this university nearly two months ago, and I just love it because my professors are always willing to help and explain when I don't understand something, because I'm an international students and English is not my first language.

UCO will help you learn how to study
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My study experiences have been positive and UCO offers a healthy and open environment with lots of places to study. UCO also offers oppurtunities to study in groups or studying help easily.

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States

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