Bacone College

2299 Old Bacone Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403-0000
Tel: 9187817340
  • Bacone College, an independent institution related to the American Baptist Churches, USA, maintains its commitment to serving American Indians within a culturally diverse community. The college, through its baccalaureate and associate degree programs, challenges students to develop intellectual and social skills, spiritual values and healthy lifestyles by providing quality education in a nurturing Christian environment.
School Highlights
  • Bacone College serves 957 students (98% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 32:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black and American), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Bacone College is one of 2 community colleges within Muskogee County, OK.
  • The nearest community college is Connors State College (19.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Bacone College(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty59 staff58 staff
Bacone College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 957 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment957 students1,825 students
Bacone College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:132:1
Bacone College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students936 students869 students
Bacone College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students21 students956 students
Bacone College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Bacone College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Bacone College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Bacone College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Bacone College Asian (2009-2016)
% Hispanic
Bacone College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Bacone College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Bacone College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Bacone College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Bacone 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.0.790.60
Bacone College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,300$33,700
Bacone College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $14,050 is more than the state average of $13,977. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$14,050$13,977
Bacone College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%88%
Bacone College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$26,350$11,937
Bacone College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Bacone College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate72%72%
Bacone College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg.1,276862
SAT Reading387387
Bacone College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math475475
Bacone College SAT Math (2007-2016)
SAT Writing414-
Bacone College SAT Writing (2007-2008)
ACT Total Avg.5353
ACT Composite1818
Bacone College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English1717
Bacone College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math1818
Bacone College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Founded in 1880, Bacone College is an independent four-year liberal arts college located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., Bacone is the oldest college in continuous operation in the state of Oklahoma and maintains its commitment to serving Native Americans within a culturally diverse community. More than 750 students are enrolled in baccalaureate and associate degree programs in health sciences, education, business and arts and sciences. We have a beautiful 187-acre campus. With one of the most diverse student populations in the United States, Bacone provides a learning/living community dedicated to celebrating and serving its cultural diversity and preparing students to successfully live and work in an ever-increasing global community and market place. Curricular and extracurricular activities are important in Bacone's total educational program. Bacone College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,657 per year for in-state students and $9,113 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,977 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 66%. 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 Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.