About Institutional Research


The mission of Institutional Research is to provide data, research, and analysis to decision-makers at all levels so that appropriate actions may be taken to help students learn.


Location: Lillard Administration Building, Room 211
Main Phone: 405.974.3342

Office of Institutional Research
100 N University Drive
Mail Box 138
Edmond, OK  73034       


  • Prepare the Common Data Set for annual publication
  • Prepare the Demographics books for publication each semester
  • Prepare the UCO Factbook for annual publication
  • Maintain UCO peer groups lists
  • Maintain the UCO program inventory
  • Prepare reports for use in the Self-Study for Continuous Improvement (SSCI) process
  • Respond to surveys/questionnaires from external agencies and institutions, including those required by the State and Federal governments


Cindy Boling, Executive Director of Institutional Research

  • cboling@uco.edu, ext 2547
  • Started May 2001
  • OKAIRP Board of Directors 2002-05, President 2003-04
  • Faculty Senate 2004-06
  • Oklahoma Quality Foundation Examiner, 2008
  • BS Marketing, Oklahoma Christian University
  • MBA, University of Oklahoma

Ying Dong, Research Analyst II

  • ydong3@uco.edu, ext 2997
  • Started July 2017
  • BA  Information Science, Yunnan University
  • MA  Educational Psychology, West Virginia University 
  • MA  Elementary Education, West Virginia University
  • PhD Higher Education, University of North Dakota

Open, Research Analyst II

  • ext 2984
  • Started 
  • BA
  • MA 

William Scheideler, Research Analyst II

  • wscheideler@uco.edu, ext 2985
  • Started October 2012
  • BS Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MS Consumer Economics, Iowa State University