Business Retention and Graduation Rates
The UCO College of Business strives to continuously improve retention and graduation rates by providing exceptional support services to existing and prospective students, including tutoring and career development opportunities. Below are the retention and graduation rates for first-time freshmen and undergraduates at the rank of junior from 2014-20.
|Fall Cohort||Cohort Count||Cont. to 2nd Yr.||Cont. to 3rd Yr.||Cont. to 4th Yr.||Cont. to 5th Yr.||Grad. in 6 Yrs.|
|Fall Cohort||Cohort Count||% Ret. 1 Yr. After JR Start||% Ret. 2 Yrs. After JR Start||% Grad. After 2 Yrs.||% Ret. 3 Yrs. After JR Start||% Grad. After 3 Yrs.||% Ret. 4 Yrs. After JR Start||% Grad. After 4 Yrs.|
The UCO College of Business is committed to the post-graduation success of our students. We continuously collect and monitor graduate outcome data from our alumni and a summary of the data from fall 2016 to summer 2021 are as follows.
- Total number of graduates = 2,493
- Average undergraduate base salary* = $42,500
- Average graduate base salary* = $55,000
- Thirty-four percent (34%) of graduate survey respondents (N= 684, “yes”) were employed at or shortly after graduation; 92% of those employed were employed at full-time status.
- Twenty-three percent (23%) of students who had an National Student Clearinghouse report returned (N = 160) were enrolled in a program of continuing education; 9% of overall graduates (respondents and non-respondents) were enrolled in a program of continuing education.
*As a self-reported data point, some base salaries may also include 100% commission, part commission or bonuses.
|B.B.A. and B.S. Graduates||MBA Graduates||MSBA Graduates|
|Allegiant Marketing Group||AHS Staffing||Aditi LLC|
|American Express||Arvest Bank||Amazon|
|American Fidelity||AT&T||BMO Financial Group|
|Arledge & Associates, PC||Bedrock Gas Solutions||Boeing|
|Ben E. Keith||BKD||Chickasaw Nation|
|Bob Mills Furniture||Boeing||Chick-fil-A|
|Chesapeake Energy Corporation||CACI||Citizens Bank of Edmond|
|Citizens Bank||Chesapeake Energy Corporation||Computer-RX|
|City of Edmond||Devon Energy Corporation||Coop Ale Works|
|Devon Energy Corporation||Ditch Witch||Core Logic, Inc.|
|Ernst & Young||Eide Bailly LLP||Delaware Nation Industries|
|Eide Bailly LLP||Enable Midstream||Department of Defense|
|Farmer's Insurance||Engelbach Roberts & Co. PLLC||Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal)|
|Grant Thornton LLP||Hilti North America||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Gulfport Energy Corporation||INTEGRIS Health||FedEx Services|
|HoganTaylor LLP||JASCO||Ford Motor Company|
|IBC Bank||Kirkpatrick Bank||Hill Country Health and Wellness Center|
|IBM||Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores||InsurTech|
|INTEGRIS Health||MidFirst Bank||LexisNexis|
|KPMG||Nortek Air Solutions||LifeStance Health|
|Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores||Northrop Gumman||Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores|
|Mercy Health||Oklahoma City Thunder||Mercy Health Systems|
|Merrill Lynch||Oklahoma Council for Economic Education||Method Insurance|
|MidFirst Bank||Oklahoma Gas and Electric||MidFirst Bank|
|NAICO||Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group||OU Health Sciences Center|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Old Republic Title||Paycom|
|Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals||OU Health||Pinnacle Advertising|
|Oklahoma Environmental Services||OU Health Sciences Center||Pitney Bowes|
|Oklahoma Gas and Electric||Paycom||Prairie Oak Partners|
|Oklahoma Tax Commission||Petra Industries||Protiviti|
|ONEOK, Inc.||Pratt & Whitney||Sonic Corporate (Inspire Brands)|
|Paycom||Saxum||State of Oklahoma|
|PGA of America||Spiers New Technologies Inc.||Tata Consultancy Services|
|Sonic Corporate||The Oklahoman||The Hertz Corporation|
|State of Oklahoma||Tinker Air Force Base||Tinker Air Force Base|
|The Hertz Corporation||Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust||Tronox|
|Tinker Air Force Base||United States Armed Forces||United States Armed Forces|
|Walmart Distribution Center||United States Department of Defense||Vitech Systems Group|
Data sources: Graduating Student Survey and Graduate Outcomes Survey administered by the UCO Office of Institutional Assessment, UCO Data Warehouse and National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
UCO is an institution that serves many first-generation learners, as they comprise 53% of our student population. Approximately 52.2% of students are first-time freshmen, with 45.3% coming via transfer and 2.5% classified as other. Most learners come to UCO from the Oklahoma City metropolitan area (70.8%) and a total of 85.6% come from the state of Oklahoma. The average ACT score of learners at UCO is 21.7.
The College of Business Learner Demographics Dashboard presents undergraduate learner demographic data for undergraduate UCO College of Business students to compare with all University of Central Oklahoma students, city and county of Oklahoma City demographics, and the seven-county metropolitan statistical area demographics. The displayed data numbers reflect demographics in the following categories: first-generation, veteran, gender and diversity. The dashboard will be updated every five years to coincide with the AACSB re-accreditation cycle.
 2018-19 UCO Factbook was used for all data except the average ACT score. The average ACT was reported by the UCO Office of Institutional Effectiveness.