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Broncho Points of Pride

Our faculty, staff and students make us proud to be Bronchos! Take a look at some of our most recent points of pride.

UCO ranked as a top institution in the nation for providing quality, accredited online degree programs through UCO’s Connected Campus in the 2022 “America’s Top Online College” list from Newsweek. UCO ranked No. 145 and is one of only three institutions in Oklahoma on the list.

UCO Moves Up to Top 10% in National Social Mobility Ranking

UCO was ranked as a top higher education institution in the nation for social mobility according to CollegeNET. Central ranked 150 out of more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the United States according to their contribution to economic mobility.

UCO Endeavor Games Honored as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sport Tourism

UCO Endeavor Games recently received the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Award from Sports Destination Management for its commitment to growing the sports tourism industry. The UCO Endeavor Games has generated a total of $1.137 million in economic impact for Oklahoma County. It is the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability event made up of team challenges including esport gaming and individual sports challenges.

UCO Dedicates 'Tried and True' Veterans Memorial Statue

UCO recently dedicated a memorial statue in honor of past, present and future military-connected students, faculty and staff. The memorial statue was a joint effort of Central’s Student Government Association, UCOSA and the City of Edmond Visual Arts Commission. 

UCO Master of Public Administration Receives NASPAA Accreditation

UCO has earned a seven-year accreditation from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) for its Master of Public Administration (MPA). The accreditation puts UCO’s MPA in an elite group—Central is one of only two institutions in Oklahoma to be accredited, and one of 208 programs globally. 

UCO Named Certified Healthy Campus for Ninth Consecutive Year

UCO has once again maintained its status as a Certified Healthy Campus for the ninth consecutive year, recognizing the university's efforts to promote health and wellness among its students, faculty and staff. A part of the "Shape Your Future" campaign driven by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Central was awarded the highest level of certification, garnering the excellence designation. 

UCO Addictions Counseling Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

UCO is ranked as a top institution for the Master of Arts in addictions counseling degree according to a recent national ranking by AddictionCounselor.org. Central ranked 44 out of 50 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. 

UCO Adult Education Master Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

UCO is ranked as a top institution for the Master of Education in adult and higher education - talent development degree according to a recent national ranking by GreatBusinessSchools.org. Central ranked 16 out of 25 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list.

UCO Ranked Among Top Universities Nationwide for Pandemic, Social Justice Response

UCO ranked No. 28 in the nation on its list of “30 U.S. Colleges That Handled the Crises of 2020 Well," according to Great Value Colleges. Central is the only institution in the state of Oklahoma to be ranked.

UCO Ranked No. 1 in Nation for Forensic Science

UCO is ranked as the top institution for forensic science according to a recent national ranking by Study.com. Central ranked one out of 34 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. 

UCO Women's Rowing Team Secures National Championship for Third Year

The UCO Women's Rowing team won the 2021 NCAA National Championship with a pair of dominant performances in Varsity 4+ and Varsity 8+. UCO now has won back-to-back-to-back national championships.