University of Central Oklahoma

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,686
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$16,746
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
8.06%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
80.5%
4,732 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
14,132
69% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
34.9%
664 Graduates

About

University of Central Oklahoma is a higher education institution located in Oklahoma County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Central Oklahoma were General Studies (196 degrees awarded), General Psychology (143 degrees), and Registered Nursing (127 degrees).

In 2020, 3,100 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Central Oklahoma. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,773 degrees), 5.91 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (300 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Oklahoma is $6,686, which is $−15,844 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Central Oklahoma is $6,686, which is $−15,844 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,746.

In 2020, 65% of undergraduate students attending University of Central Oklahoma received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 38% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,686
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Central Oklahoma was $6,686. The cost of tuition at University of Central Oklahoma is $−15,844 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$16,746
2020 Value
5.36%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Central Oklahoma had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,746. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Central Oklahoma grew by 5.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,812
Room and Board
$1,600
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Central Oklahoma was of $9,812 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,600. The cost of room and board increased by 2% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

65%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
38%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

65% of undergraduate students at University of Central Oklahoma received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.52% with respect to 2019, when 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
8.06%
2018 Default Rate
275
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Central Oklahoma was 8.06%, which represents 275 out of the 3410 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Central Oklahoma received 4,732 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 5.37% annual growth. Out of those 4,732 applicants, 3,809 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.5% acceptance rate.

There were 14,132 students enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma in 2020, and 0% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Central Oklahoma has an overall enrollment yield of 48.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,809
Accepted Out of 4,732

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Central Oklahoma was 80.5% (3,809 admissions from 4,732 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 84.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 5.37%, while admissions grew by 0.847%.

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SAT Scores

0%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

0% of enrolled first-time students at University of Central Oklahoma in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Central Oklahoma has a total enrollment of 14,132 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Oklahoma is 9,752 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,380. This means that 69% of students enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Central Oklahoma, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Two or More Races, 8.78% Black or African American, 4.12% Asian, 3.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.1%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.84%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33%), followed by White Male (14.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.25%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Central Oklahoma, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,132 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Central Oklahoma is 9,752 and the part-time enrollment is 4,380. This means that 69% of students enrolled at University of Central Oklahoma are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Central Oklahoma was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Central Oklahoma had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,575
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,771
  3. Two or More Races
    1,484

The enrolled student population at University of Central Oklahoma is 53.6% White, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino, 10.5% Two or More Races, 8.78% Black or African American, 4.12% Asian, 3.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.134% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 437 students (3.09%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 928 more women than men received degrees from University of Central Oklahoma. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Central Oklahoma is white (1,773 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (300 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Central Oklahoma is General Studies (196 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (143 degrees) and Registered Nursing (127 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Central Oklahoma, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (92 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Elementary & middle school teachers (210,912 people), Other managers (200,873 people), Graphic designers (99,669 people), Postsecondary teachers (95,067 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (88,501 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (92 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (193 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (92 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (193 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Elementary & secondary schools (440,194 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,544 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (164,637 people), Computer Systems Design (152,189 people), and Advertising, public relations & related services (124,406 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Central Oklahoma are Human Sciences (88 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (21 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (92 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (193 degrees), and Communications (145 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Central Oklahoma.
Most Common
  1. 196 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 143 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 127 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Central Oklahoma was General Studies with 196 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,086
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
2,014
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,086 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Oklahoma, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,014).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 70 degrees were awarded to men at University of Central Oklahoma in General Studies, which is 0.556 times less than the 126 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 126 degrees were awarded to women at University of Central Oklahoma in General Studies, which is 1.8 times more than the 70 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 13% of students graduating from University of Central Oklahoma completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 41% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (48.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Central Oklahoma is Female and Asian (48.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.452% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,773 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    300 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    236 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Central Oklahoma is white (1,773 degrees awarded). There were 5.91 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (300 degrees).

4.32% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,147 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    626 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Central Oklahoma is white female (1,147 degrees awarded). There were 1.83 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (626 degrees).

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Operations

University of Central Oklahoma has an endowment valued at nearly $40.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $611k (1.5%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, University of Central Oklahoma had a total salary expenditure of $211M. University of Central Oklahoma employs 190 Professors, 119 Assistant professors, and 107 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Central Oklahoma are Male Professors (106), Female Professors(84), and Female Assistant professors (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Oklahoma are: Office and Administrative Support, with 278 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 136 employees, and Management with 123 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$40.8M
2020 Endowment
3.75%
growth from 2019

University of Central Oklahoma has an endowment valued at about $40.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Central Oklahoma grew 3.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.19M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $13.4M - Federal
  2. $4.27M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Central Oklahoma received $13.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.27M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$93.7M
2020 Salaries
0.0449%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Central Oklahoma paid a median of $93.7M in salaries, which represents 44.4% of their overall expenditure ($211M) and a 0.0449% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.776% growth from 2018 and a 6.29% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$38.8M
Instructional Salaries
557
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Central Oklahoma paid a total of $38.8M to 557 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
190 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
278 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Central Oklahoma were Professor with 190 employees; Assistant professor with 119 employees; and Assistant professor with 107 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Central Oklahoma were Office and Administrative Support with 278 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 136 employees; and Management with 123 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Central Oklahoma was Male Professor with 106 employees, Female Professor with 84 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 71 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of Central Oklahoma.

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