Eastern Oklahoma State College

Tel: (918)465-2361
1,673 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Eastern Oklahoma State College is to generate student learning through its associate degrees and other academic programs which effectively prepare graduates to complete baccalaureate degrees, obtain productive employment, and lead enriched lives of learning. It is simultaneously the mission of the College to engage in educational programming and related activities that promote regional economic and community development.
School Highlights
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College serves 1,673 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 31:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority American), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Eastern Oklahoma State College is the only community colleges within Latimer County, OK.
  • The nearest community college is Carl Albert State College (40.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has declined by 31% over five years.
Eastern Oklahoma State 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 63 staff 55 staff
Eastern Oklahoma State College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,673 has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,673 students 957 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1 31:1
Eastern Oklahoma State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 869 students 849 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 804 students 881 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Eastern Oklahoma State College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
380 350
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Oklahoma State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Eastern Oklahoma State College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Eastern Oklahoma State College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Eastern Oklahoma State College White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Eastern Oklahoma State College More (2011-2015)
% Unknown races
Eastern Oklahoma State 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. 0.58 0.60
Eastern Oklahoma State College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,200 is more than the state average of $3,097. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,817 is less than the state average of $7,224. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,200 $3,097
Eastern Oklahoma State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,817 $7,224
Eastern Oklahoma State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 88%
Eastern Oklahoma State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Eastern Oklahoma State College was originally established as the Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy, offering degrees in mining engineering. Although closed during World War I, the school reopened in 1920 with trade and industrial education added to the curriculum. In 1924, the School of Mines added teacher training and extension courses, but, with the decline of local area mining by then well advanced, the school dropped mining engineering. Then in 1927, the school won a long overdue name change to Eastern Oklahoma State College and with the change came an added mission of pre-college level instruction. In 1941, the again renamed Eastern Oklahoma State College Agricultural and Mechanical College moved under the control of the State Board of Agriculture as a junior college. Finally, in 1972, the legislature settled on the name Eastern Oklahoma State College and created a separate board to govern the institution. Since that time, Eastern has been a comprehensive community college providing instruction in a wide range of curricula. Eastern Oklahoma State College is located at Wilburton, Oklahoma, the county seat of Latimer County, in the heart of a beautiful valley between the San Bois and Winding Stair Mountain Ranges. Forest-covered mountains, mountain streams, and nearby Robbers Cave State Park, provide a great outdoors playground for swimming, fishing, hunting, picnicking and driving the year round. In 1998, Eastern opened a state-of-the-art branch facility in McAlester, offering programs at the associate, bachelor, and graduate levels. The 22,000 square foot building offers interactive classrooms, as well as computer and science laboratories equipped with advanced technologies. Based on public demand, plans are underway for a second building dedicated to allied health programs. Additionally, Eastern offers classes at the McCurtain County Higher Education Center in Idabel. Whether your interests are in agriculture, business, computer science, criminal justice, languages, nursing, or science and math, or other liberal arts fields, Eastern has opportunities for you to explore. Eastern Oklahoma State College, a public community college, is officially accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (since March 1954), the State Regents for Higher Education, the National League for Nursing, the Society of American Foresters, and Oklahoma State School Accrediting Agencies. Eastern's memberships include the American Association of Junior Colleges, the Council of North Central Junior Colleges, and the Oklahoma Association of Junior Colleges.

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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.