University of Central Oklahoma
The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment. Located in Edmond, Central is one of the top public universities in Oklahoma City’s thriving metropolitan area. As Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, Central offers its more than 17,000 students an innovative learning community where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university’s roots as a teachers’ college. Students develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time and 500 adjunct faculty and staff who, guided by the mission of helping students learn, are committed to transforming lives. With 116 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate majors, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their success. 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 Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district. The university also opened the CHK|Central Boathouse on the Oklahoma River in 2015. Central also is one of two universities in the country named an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.