Academic Mission: Helping students learn so that they may become productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders.
Academic Vision Statement: The University of Central Oklahoma is a learning-centered organization committed to transformative education through active engagement in the teaching-learning interchange, scholarly and creative pursuits, leadership, global competency, and service to others.
Academic Long-Term Goals
- Engage Students in Transformative Learning
- Improve Student Outcomes
- Enhance the Learning Environment
- Support Learning Collaborations
- Learning Centered
- Academic Excellence
- Continuous Improvement
General Philosophy Statement
Education at UCO involves the active and intentional participation of students, faculty members, and staff. Learning is most meaningful when students take responsibility for their own education by committing the time, effort and thinking necessary to succeed, interact with faculty members inside and outside of class, engage with other students in the learning process, and pursue opportunities to apply their learning in communities outside the classroom.
Faculty create meaningful learning environments when they provide intellectually challenging opportunities, interact with students inside and outside of class, provide timely evaluation of student performance, maintain and communicate high expectations for all students, demonstrate concern for the well-being of students, reflect upon their own practices, and participate in the design and continuous improvement of academic programs.
Staff enhance the learning environment by maintaining open communication with students and faculty, ensuring the availability of resources, and otherwise assisting the learning process.
The Academic Program
UCO offers over 100 undergraduate programs and over 70 areas of graduate study.
- The College of Business
- The College of Education and Professional Studies
- The College of Fine Arts and Design
- The College of Graduate Studies
- The College of Liberal Arts
- The College of mathematics & Science
- Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute
The student-faculty ratio at University of Central Oklahoma is 19:1, and 39.2 percent of its classes have fewer than 20 students. UCO has 450 full-time and 500 adjunct faculty. The most popular majors at University of Central Oklahoma include: general studies; business administration and management; psychology; forensic science and technology; and registered nursing/registered nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63 percent.