UCO is a thriving, metropolitan university, intent on leading the way to bright, successful futures for our students and community. Through our quality academic programs, innovative leadership development opportunities and nurturing campus environment, we strive to make each student's UCO experience a transformative one.
Founded in 1890, UCO is Oklahoma's oldest institution of higher learning, and with more than 17,000 students, we are the state's third largest university. We're located on a 210-acre campus in Edmond, Okla., a northern suburb in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. Our location offers the campus community the benefit of living in what's been ranked as one of the safest communities in the country with close proximity to the activities and opportunities of a rapidly growing city. According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2007 crime statistics report, Edmond ranks as the 12th safest city in the country among cities with a population of more than 75,000.
Below is a listing of UCO's peer group institutions: