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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

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Strategic Planning

Learn more about University of Central Oklahoma’s strategic plan, Vision 2020. Adopted  in January 2013, the plan establishes a vision for the university for the next seven years.

Vision 2020

Vision 2020 reflects two critical elements of our mission and vision. First, UCO will be a top national metropolitan university. Second, all student experiences will be rooted in transformative learning so our graduates are productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social enhancement of their communities.

Teams of faculty, staff and administrators were organized into four strategic direction teams and charged with recommending annual operational plans that establish measurable objectives and recommend priorities on budgetary allocations.

The strategic directions are:

• Create a culture of collaboration and change;
• Redefine Central as Oklahoma’s metropolitan university;
• Align our outcomes with our mission and vision; and,
• Align our resources to serve strategic stakeholders.

View the executive summary of Vision 2020. (pdf)

Pillars and Strategic Goals

Student Success

Improve retention rates at all levels
Improve graduation rates
Ensure students meet learning outcomes
Prepare students for post-graduation life 

Transformative Learning

Increase the number of students engaged in high impact practices, with an emphasis on Transformative Learning (TL) activities
Increase the number of faculty and staff members engaged in transformative learning


Increase financial support for students
Improve stakeholders’ sense of value
Increase the number of majors/programs with specialized accreditation


Enhance both physical and virtual learning environments [campus and metro]
Grow our relationship with the Oklahoma City metro area
Create an environment that fosters and protects diversity and intellectual expression

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UCO Centers and Institutes

  • Adopted by the University Planning Council