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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 $2,735.59 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 is the 3rd Largest, but 2nd Least Funded Institution in OK




2022 stop out data

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.

(Fall 2022)


2022 staff and faculty market rate