For over a decade, UCO has been engaged in defining its role within the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. By 2013 an enhanced physical presence developed for UCO within OKC itself, including the creation of the Academy of Contemporary Music and the CHK|Central Boathouse.

UCO’s strategic plan, Vision 2020, runs parallel with Oklahoma City’s plans for economic development through innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

The Downtown Advantage

One result of that planning is UCO Downtown, a flexible urban learning facility on the border of OKC’s Business District and the recently designated Innovation District. Programs anchored at UCO Downtown include: Masters in Public Administration, Masters in Business Administration, and a Professional Science Masters program that will also serve adult learners.

The next exciting step for UCO Downtown is the renovation of Santa Fe Plaza which will be home to UCO Customized Education and The Catbird Seat.