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.
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.
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.
UCO is an economic driver in the Oklahoma City metro, offering a high return on investment.
UCO is the third-largest higher education institution in Oklahoma and the second-least funded of all 13 Oklahoma four-year institutions.