• 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 3,374 students (41% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is same as the state community college average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority American), which is less than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,374 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,219
  • Out-state tuition: $7,980
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 286 teachers has grown by 105% over five years.
Northern Oklahoma College
(OK) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
286 staff
154 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Northern Oklahoma College has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The Northern Oklahoma College diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,374 students
1,531 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,381 students
785 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,993 students
896 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
241 students
270 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,381 students
785 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,993 students
896 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
9 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
694 students
320 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
16%
9%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
8%
10%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
66%
55%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
2%
10%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
4%
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% Unknown races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.66
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.95%
2.99%
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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)
$34,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,219 is less than the state average of $3,475. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,980 is more than the state average of $7,963. The out-state tuition has declined by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,219
$3,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,980
$7,963
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
56%
90%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,637
$5,889
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
47%
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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Northern Oklahoma College cost?

Northern Oklahoma College's tuition is approximately $3,219 for In-State students and $7,980 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 3,374 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,219
  • Out-state tuition: $7,980
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 34%
  • 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 0.66, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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