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 declined by 39% 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
Eastern Oklahoma State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Eastern Oklahoma State College has declined by 11% 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 grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,673 students1,805 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio27:129:1
Eastern Oklahoma State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students869 students849 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students804 students956 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Eastern Oklahoma State College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Eastern Oklahoma State College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Eastern Oklahoma State College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Eastern Oklahoma State College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Eastern Oklahoma State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Eastern Oklahoma State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Eastern Oklahoma State College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Eastern Oklahoma State College More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Eastern Oklahoma State College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.60
Eastern Oklahoma State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Eastern Oklahoma State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,700$33,300
Eastern Oklahoma State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Eastern Oklahoma State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,383$8,857
Eastern Oklahoma State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%88%
Eastern Oklahoma State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$13,062$11,520
Eastern Oklahoma State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$5,500
Eastern Oklahoma State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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