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Online Degree Admission Requirements and Tuition

Get ready to start something new—a flexible online degree program that works with you. Reach for your future with an in-demand credential designed to take you far, with courses taught by engaged faculty who are experts in their respective fields. 

Wherever you are in your career, whatever your aspirations, UCO’s Connected Campus makes them a reality on your terms. Learn more about admission requirements for our online programs, as well as our low tuition rates, scholarships and transferring credits. 

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How to Apply to Our Online Degree Programs

Before you complete your application, understand our online programs’ general admission requirements. For undergraduate degrees, this includes earning:

  • A 20 composite score on the ACT or 1030 reading and math combined SAT score; OR
  • A 2.7 overall unweighted GPA and ranking in the upper 50% of your graduating class; OR
  • A 2.7 overall GPA in the 15-unit high school core curriculum.

Whether you’re applying to earn a bachelor’s or master’s, review each program’s specific admission requirements, including letters of recommendation, a statement of intent, a resume and any other documentation. 

Once you’re accepted, our Connected Campus concierge is here to assist you through all stages of the enrollment process.


Online Tuition Rates

UCO is committed to an affordable, enriching education that elevates your career—helping you access new opportunities or advance into a more demanding role. We deliver this through rigorous online degree programs held to the same standards as their on-campus counterparts, a strong connection to the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and unmatched value when it comes to tuition. 

Review the general breakdown for all online courses below, or determine costs for the upcoming academic year with our tuition calculator.

Oklahoma Resident

  • General Tuition: $221.55 per credit hour
  • University Fees: $35.55 per credit hour
  • College of Business Fees: $43.22 per hour

First Time Entering Resident Freshmen, Locked Rate

  • General Tuition: $237.05 per credit hour
  • University Fees: $35.55 per credit hour
  • College of Business Fees: $43.22 per hour


  • General Tuition: $221.55 per credit hour
  • University Fees: $35.55 per credit hour
  • College of Business Fees: $43.22 per hour
  • Nonresident Fee: $362.90 per credit hour

Nonresidents from the following states are automatically eligible for a scholarship in the amount of 40% of the nonresident fee: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas.

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Online Students

In today’s world, a bachelor’s degree is an increasingly important credential, no matter what you seek to do. In certain fields, a master’s is an essential stepping stone for making the leap into leadership or a more specialized role.

Aiding you on your journey, UCO’s Connected Campus pairs our quality, demanding academic programs with diverse financial aid packages that include scholarships. Learn more about the financial aid process as you apply, and explore various scholarships for which you may be eligible. 


Transferring Credits

Many working adults deciding to enroll in an online degree program have completed some college. You may have started at a community college, received an associate degree and opted to enter the workforce, and now, you’re returning to school to earn your bachelor’s. You may have also accumulated various credits from two- and four-year schools and would like to put your efforts toward a completed bachelor’s. 

Wherever you are in your educational journey, transfer students make up nearly half of Central’s population. We consider you a transfer student when you’ve taken six or more transferable credit hours from an accredited college or university.

If you have existing credits to put toward your online degree, review our Online Transfer Guide, or make an appointment with a transfer specialist to learn more. During the admissions process, UCO’s Transfer and Transition Support department will evaluate your credits to determine how they will be applied toward your degree. 

UCO further offers Prior Learning Assessments. See if life experiences from military training to professional licenses to independent study can be applied toward your degree. 


Learn More About Applying to UCO’s Online Degree Programs

Have any questions before you take this important step? Reach out to the Connected Campus team. Request information today to learn more. 

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