Did you know........

Central is home to the U.S. Professor of the Year?  Dr. Wei Chen, a biomedical engineering professor at Central, was named the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Central is home to amazing teaching-first faculty? With a 19:1 student to faculty ratio, our faculty are able to focus on educating our students. They have a teaching-first approach which benefits all of our future graduates.

Central has a school of rock? Central alumnus and manager of The Flaming Lips Scott Booker is the Executive Director for the new Academy of Contemporary Music at Central, the only American affiliate of the original academy outside of London. The Academy works to enhance talent but also focuses on the music business and promotion of industry success.

Central is an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site?  Central resident athletes brought the training site international glory, having a successful run at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. The U.S. Women's Sitting Volleyball Team won the Silver medal after falling to the host-nation China. Katrina Greene, a German track athlete, won the Gold in the 200 meter sprint in Beijing. T.J. Pemberton, a Guthrie native and Paralympic archery, finished fourth in the Men's Individual Compound Open competition.

Central was acknowledged in Forbes Magazine as a "green" college?  Central was recently listed among an exclusive group of colleges and universities in Forbes Magazine.  We were specifically acknowledged for having 100% of our electricity coming from green power sources.

Central is home to Miss America 2007?  Central music theatre student and Lawton native Lauren Nelson was crowned Miss America 2007, representing the nation and the state of Oklahoma in its Centennial year.

Central housing is tops in student satisfaction?  Central ranked number one in resident satisfaction among 79 peer universities in a recent survey conducted by the Association of College and University Housing Officers International.

Edmond, Oklahoma was listed as one of the safest cities in America in 2009?  Central is located in the heart of Edmond. Together, we have created a safe environment where students can learn, become transformed and become active community participants.

Central has a top-rated live music club? Part classroom and part club, the UCO Jazz Lab is an experiment yielding real results. The Edmond club is the stage home of the University of Central Oklahoma's renowned jazz studies program and a spot to catch some of the best working musicians from around the state and nation.