UCO's Economic Impact
UCO is Ranked #1 College in Oklahoma for Social Mobility
Social Mobility is how effectively a university provides lower-income students access to an affordable, quality education that leads to good-paying careers.
UCO is a Higher Return on Investment
For every $1 invested in higher education in Oklahoma, there is a $9.40 return on investment. But, at UCO, that return increases to $14.80 to every $1 of taxpayer money.
Graduates from UCO are more likely to stay in Oklahoma...
More than 74% of UCO graduates stay in Oklahoma and are employed five years after graduating. That's more than the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, combined.
UCO fulfills 92% of the top growth job and career fields requiring a bachelor's degree or above. That means UCO students are being hired in high-demand, high-pay jobs that require a bachelor's degree or above in Oklahoma.
...with even less Student Debt.
UCO students are successful, and student debt at UCO is less than the national and state average. With continued cuts to higher education, students are being priced out of attending college. More than 1,556 UCO students stopped attending in 2018-19, and 71.8% of those students were in good academic standing. The most common issue cited were problems juggling work, school and financial hardship.