Oklahoma's Third Largest, Second Least Funded
UCO is the third-largest higher education institution in Oklahoma and the second-least funded per student of all 13 Oklahoma four-year institutions at $2,735.59 per student in fiscal year 2022.
When looking at the OSRHE average for four-year public institutions, UCO is 27% below the four-year public institution average of $3,749.39 per student.
UCO Faculty and Staff are Currently Compensated Below Market Rate
The growing inequity directly contributes to our ability to attract and retain a highly qualified workforce. In the past nine years, UCO faculty have only received one cost of living increase and staff have not received one. During that time, every other category of state employee has received a cost of living increase in compensation.
UCO is an economic driver in the Oklahoma City metro, offering a higher cost-benefit.
UCO is the third-largest higher education institution in Oklahoma and the second-least funded of all 13 Oklahoma four-year institutions.