Northern Oklahoma College

Tel: (580)628-6200
4,688 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 4,688 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is equalto than the community college average of 33:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority American and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
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 143 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Northern Oklahoma College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 143 staff
61 staff
Northern Oklahoma College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 4,688 has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 4,688 students 1,296 students
Northern Oklahoma College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
Northern Oklahoma College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,289 students
814 students
Northern Oklahoma College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 2,399 students
1,040 students
Northern Oklahoma College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Northern Oklahoma College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern Oklahoma College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Northern Oklahoma College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern Oklahoma College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Northern Oklahoma College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Northern Oklahoma College White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
Northern Oklahoma College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Northern Oklahoma College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Northern Oklahoma College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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. 0.40 0.68
Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,019 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,459 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,019 $5,660
Northern Oklahoma College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,459 $10,250
Northern Oklahoma College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 526 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
Northern Oklahoma College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,242 per year for in-state students and $7,623 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,778 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 73%. 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.