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Old North in the Fall

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 $2,423.87 per student in fiscal year 2021.

When looking at the OSRHE average for four-year public institutions, UCO is 30% below the four-year public institution average of $3,600.69 per student.

UCO is the 3rd Largest, but 2nd Least Funded Institution in OK

 

23% of Total Budget in Fiscal Year 2022

2,000 Students Stopped Attending in Spring 2021

81.2% of these students were in good academic standing. 

Students have shouldered the burden left by reduced state funding. 

(Fall 2021)

UCO Faculty and Staff are Currently Compensated Below Market Rate

Meeting current market rate to remain competitive in the OKC metropolitan market would cost UCO an additional $13.9 million per year.

This 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.

(Fall 2021)