Eastern Oklahoma State College

  • 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 29:1.
  • 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 to Eastern Oklahoma State College is Carl Albert State College (40.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Eastern Oklahoma State College(OK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty63 staff58 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Eastern Oklahoma State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Eastern Oklahoma State College diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,673 students1,805 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:129:1
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# Full-Time Students869 students849 students
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# Part-Time Students804 students956 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
380350
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% American Indian/Alaskan
26%
10%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
6%
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% Black
4%
9%
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% White
59%
61%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
5%
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% Unknown races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.60
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College Completion Rate
20%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$33,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,766 is less than the state average of $4,558. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,383 is less than the state average of $8,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,766$4,558
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,383$8,857
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,062$11,520
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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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