Oklahoma’s Metropolitan University
When you choose the University of Central Oklahoma, you instantly connect to a supportive, diverse community invested in your success. For more than 130 years, this tradition of connection with students, faculty, staff, and the community has led thousands of students to Central. At UCO, students are empowered through transformative learning experiences and the innovative spirit that spreads to every corner of campus. When you cross the stage to get your degree, your Central experience will leave you confident and ready for whatever comes next.
So, what else makes Central special? Let’s start with our location. UCO is Oklahoma’s largest metropolitan university. That means our students have direct access to internships, jobs, and all the cultural offerings of the Oklahoma City metro area—just minutes from one of the nation’s safest suburbs, Edmond.
Your time at Central can take you to many places, and where you go depends on how you choose to connect to the Central community. With more than 200 student groups and organizations ranging from fraternity and sorority life to eSports and everything in between, you’ll find your own place to thrive. Plus, you can earn recognition for the skills you build in and out of the classroom through the Student Transformative Learning Record.
UCO offers more than 115 undergraduate majors, including nationally ranked programs and in-demand degrees such as nursing, forensic science, musical theater, engineering, biology, and more. Many of our programs are offered both in person and online, offering flexibility for busy students.
At Central, college isn’t only about what you want to do—it’s also about who you want to be. When you become a Broncho, you gain a team of mentors and advocates dedicated to transforming lives; for our faculty and staff, students come first. The Central experience is a personal experience that goes beyond the classroom.
A college degree is one of the most important investments you will make, and Central remains one of the best values in the state and region. In fact, we’re ranked among the top 10% nationally for social mobility, recognizing our commitment to keeping the Central experience affordable and accessible. With our scholarship and financial aid options, you’ll earn a degree that’s respected throughout the world and graduate with less debt.