Northern Oklahoma College

Tel: (580)628-6200
4,766 students
Public institution
  • Northern Oklahoma College, a public muti-campus liberal arts community college, provides higher educational opportunities to seek the associate degree, cultural enrichment and economic achievement.
School Highlights
Northern Oklahoma College serves 4,766 students (44% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 31:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 39%.
Northern Oklahoma College is the only community colleges within Kay County, OK.
The nearest community college is Cowley County Community College (30.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 139 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Northern Oklahoma College (OK) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 139 staff 55 staff
Northern Oklahoma College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 4,766 has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,766 students 957 students
Northern Oklahoma College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 34:1 31:1
Northern Oklahoma College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 2,115 students 849 students
Northern Oklahoma College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 2,651 students 881 students
Northern Oklahoma College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Northern Oklahoma College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity 526 350
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern Oklahoma College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Northern Oklahoma College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Northern Oklahoma College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Northern Oklahoma College White (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Northern Oklahoma College Non Resident (2006-2014)
Northern Oklahoma College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.38 0.60
Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,845 is less than the state average of $3,097. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,035 is less than the state average of $7,224. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,845 $3,097
Northern Oklahoma College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,035 $7,224
Northern Oklahoma College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77% 88%
Northern Oklahoma College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northern Oklahoma College is a two-year, state supported college founded in 1901 by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature. Tonkawa, Oklahoma, site of the original 120-acre Northern Oklahoma College Campus, is a rural community of approximately 3500 people. It is located 12 miles west of Ponca City on U.S. Highway 60 and just two miles east of Interstate Highway 35. Tonkawa campus has six residence halls which can house approximately 380 students. Northern offers over 50 associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science, and Applied Science. Northern Oklahoma College offers programs in 64 fields of study leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of science, or Associate of Applied Science degree. The AA and AS degrees are designed as transfer programs to four year institutions, while the AAS degree represents a career program for those seeking training and job skills. The college Acadmic division includes Business, Fine Arts, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Language Arts, Nursing, Science & Mathematics, Social Science and Developmental Studies, Counseling & Tutoring.

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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,097 per year for in-state students and $7,224 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,510 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 67%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.