Northern Oklahoma College

  • Northern Oklahoma College, a public muti-campus liberal arts community college, provides higher educational opportunities to seek the associate degree, cultural enrichment and economic achievement.
School Highlights
  • Northern Oklahoma College serves 4,766 students (44% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 29:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 39%.
  • Northern Oklahoma College is the only community colleges within Kay County, OK.
  • The nearest community college to Northern Oklahoma College is Cowley County Community College (30.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Northern Oklahoma College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Oklahoma for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northern Oklahoma College(OK) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty139 staff58 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northern Oklahoma College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northern Oklahoma College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,766 students1,805 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:129:1
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# Full-Time Students2,115 students849 students
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# Part-Time Students2,651 students956 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
526350
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% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
10%
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% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
6%
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% Black
4%
9%
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% White
78%
61%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.380.60
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College Completion Rate
20%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$33,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,219 is less than the state average of $4,558. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,980 is less than the state average of $8,857. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,219$4,558
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,980$8,857
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,200$11,520
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northern Oklahoma College is a two-year, state supported college founded in 1901 by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature. Tonkawa, Oklahoma, site of the original 120-acre Northern Oklahoma College Campus, is a rural community of approximately 3500 people. It is located 12 miles west of Ponca City on U.S. Highway 60 and just two miles east of Interstate Highway 35. Tonkawa campus has six residence halls which can house approximately 380 students. Northern offers over 50 associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science, and Applied Science. Northern Oklahoma College offers programs in 64 fields of study leading to the Associate of Arts, Associate of science, or Associate of Applied Science degree. The AA and AS degrees are designed as transfer programs to four year institutions, while the AAS degree represents a career program for those seeking training and job skills. The college Acadmic division includes Business, Fine Arts, Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Language Arts, Nursing, Science & Mathematics, Social Science and Developmental Studies, Counseling & Tutoring.

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