• 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 1,468 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 47%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,468 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,766
  • Out-state tuition: $7,383
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 195 teachers has grown by 111% over five years.
Eastern Oklahoma State College
(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
195 staff
184 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Eastern Oklahoma State College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Eastern Oklahoma State College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,468 students
1,720 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
13:1
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# Full-Time Students
696 students
831 students
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# Part-Time Students
772 students
889 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
128 students
192 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
696 students
831 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
881 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
300 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
29%
9%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
4%
11%
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% Black
5%
8%
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% White
56%
53%
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% Two or more races
1%
10%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.60
0.68
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.88%
3.19%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.59%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,700
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,766 is more than the state average of $3,475. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,383 is less than the state average of $7,963. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,766
$3,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,383
$7,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
89%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$13,750
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,875
$5,889
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
72%
SAT Reading
n/a
387
SAT Math
n/a
475
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
17
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Eastern Oklahoma State College cost?

Eastern Oklahoma State College's tuition is approximately $3,766 for In-State students and $7,383 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,468 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,766
  • Out-state tuition: $7,383
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 44%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,475 per year for in-state students and $7,963 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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