[year] Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$17,477

Net Price

81%

Admitted

23%

Enrolled

35%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

University of Central Oklahoma

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 13,250. In 2021, there were 212 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #13 in Oklahoma and ranks #1165 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

212

Total Enrollment

13,250

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for University of Central Oklahoma

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#13

Oklahoma Rank

Combining ranking factors for 22 schools that offer psychology degrees in Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma ranks #13.

#1165

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., University of Central Oklahoma ranks #1165.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, University of Central Oklahoma offers General Psychology at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Counseling and Applied Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Forensic Psychology, General Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Research Psychology and School Psychology.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
Counseling and Applied Psychology20
Counseling Psychology14
Experimental Psychology3
Forensic Psychology2
General Psychology14712
Marriage and Family Therapy7
Research Psychology3
School Psychology4
Total Graduates14765
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 8,708 students applied to the University of Central Oklahoma. The university admitted 81% and 23% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Oklahoma universities is 4,154. On average, all Oklahoma institutions admit 74% and 35% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of University of Central Oklahoma students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 67%. Compared to all Oklahoma four or more years colleges, the percentage is 64%.

The overall graduation rate for University of Central Oklahoma is 35%, compared to 43% for all Oklahoma universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 104%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare UCO to Oklahoma Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of University of Central Oklahoma to the average of all Oklahoma four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

UCO

8,708

Applicants

81%

Percent Admitted

23%

Percent Enrolled

67%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

35%

Graduation Rate

OK Colleges

4,154

Applicants

74%

Percent Admitted

35%

Percent Enrolled

64%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

43%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 527 or 62% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 320 or 38% part-time faculty members employed at University of Central Oklahoma. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 527 or 62%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

UCO

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

62%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

OK Colleges

17 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

53%

Percent Full-Time

47%

Percent Part-Time

52%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at University of Central Oklahoma the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $6,822, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,600.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $7,142 and the average cost for graduate fees is $966.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend University of Central Oklahoma in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for University of Central Oklahoma2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$8,458
On-Campus Living Expenses$7,500
Total Living Expenses$15,958
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$6,822
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,600
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,380
In-State, Graduate Tuition$7,142
In-State, Graduate Fees$966
Total Graduate Expenses$8,108
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend University of Central Oklahoma is $17,477. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend University of Central Oklahoma presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$13,425$13,686
$30,001 – $48,000$14,549$14,691
$48,001 – $75,000$18,802$18,587
$75,001 – $110,000$22,072$22,356
$110,001 and more$22,837$22,876
US Department of Education

Compare University of Central Oklahoma to all Oklahoma universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

UCO

$24,380

Cost to Attend

$5,316

Average Financial Aid

82%

Percent Receiving Aid

$17,477

Net Price

OK Colleges

$24,307

Cost to Attend

$9,679

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$13,740

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 1,498 or 82%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 9,551 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $5,316.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid9,551$5,316
Pell Grants4,141$4,361
Federal Student Loans4,255$7,196
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the University of Central Oklahoma to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

UCO

9,551

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

4,141

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

4,255

Federal Student Loans

24%

Federal Student Loans

OK Colleges

3,444

Grant or Scholarship Aid

54%

Grants or Scholarships

1,489

Number of Pell Grants

23%

Pell Grants

1,483

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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