About Us

At Central, we prepare future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment. Ideally located in Edmond, University of Central Oklahoma is an active part of the thriving Oklahoma City metro.

As Oklahoma's Metropolitan University, we offer our more than 17,000 students an innovative learning community where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in our roots as a teaching college. Students develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time and 650 adjunct faculty and staff who, guided by the mission of helping students learn, are committed to transforming lives.

With 116 undergraduate majors and 58 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Teacher Education, Accounting, the region’s only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown OKC.

Central is ranked among the top public regional universities in the nation by US News and World Report, and has been named as one of the top universities to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education four of the past five years. We also stand among the top universities nationally for residence life and our sustainable practices, like using 100% wind energy and alternative transportation programs.

Central is accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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500+ employees

Commercial presence