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Colleges / University of Central Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About Central

University of Central Oklahoma Overview

University of Central Oklahoma is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Edmond, Oklahoma. Central was founded in 1890 and the school presently has around 14,132 students per year, including 12,661 undergrad students. Central offers housing for up to 1,910 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Central

Interested in music or performing? At Central you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Central students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Central has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Central has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Central on the Student Life page.

2022 Central Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%
In-State Tuition $7,026
Out-of-State $19,121
Percent of Need Met 39.3%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,274

Is Central a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer view of what Central offers and if the school might be the right college for you.

Central Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Central. The acceptance rate at Central is 81%. Last year, 4,540 students applied to Central and 3,685 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Central

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Central, around 72% are still enrolled the next year. Around 35% of students who started at Central earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Central Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Central directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Central Oklahoma's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Central's endowment was valued at $25.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $3,496 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Central

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Central meets 39.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Central full-time are awarded $9,274 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,385 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Central.

Based on this information, is Central the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Central a good school for you?

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Where is Central?

Central is located in the suburban setting of Edmond, Oklahoma, less than an hour from Oklahoma City.

If you are interested in seeing Central for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35 to Edmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Will Rogers World.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Central and Edmond are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 North University Drive Edmond, OK 73034-5209

Campus Setting: Suburban

Central Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Central is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Central is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Central ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Central is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Central. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Central SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

950 - 1140

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Math SAT Range

460 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

Central Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$18,410

In State

$29,297

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$6,822
$17,709
Fees
$1,208
$1,208
Housing
$8,780
$8,780
Books
$1,600
$1,600

Student Life

Wondering what life at Central is like? There are approximately 14,132 students enrolled at Central, including 12,661 undergraduate students and 1,471 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 97% percent are from OK and 3% percent of students are from other states.

73%

Full Time

27%

Part Time

97%

In State

3%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,132

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,030

Out-of-State

$18,917

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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