Northern Oklahoma College

1220 E Grand Ave
Tonkawa, OK 74653-0000
Tel: (580)628-6200
  • 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 32:1.
  • 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 is Cowley County Community College (30.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has declined by 26% 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
Northern Oklahoma College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 4,766 has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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 students1,825 students
Northern Oklahoma College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:132:1
Northern Oklahoma College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,115 students869 students
Northern Oklahoma College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,651 students956 students
Northern Oklahoma College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Northern Oklahoma College Enrollment Breakdown OK All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
526312
Northern Oklahoma College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
10%
10%
Northern Oklahoma College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
-
2%
Northern Oklahoma College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
6%
Northern Oklahoma College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
4%
9%
Northern Oklahoma College Black (2007-2016)
% White
78%
61%
Northern Oklahoma College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
--
Northern Oklahoma College Hawaiian (2008-2009)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Northern Oklahoma College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Northern Oklahoma College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.380.60
Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
23%
Northern Oklahoma College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,900$33,700
Northern Oklahoma College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,219 is less than the state average of $4,657. 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 $9,113. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,219$4,657
Northern Oklahoma College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,980$9,113
Northern Oklahoma College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%88%
Northern Oklahoma College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$9,200$11,937
Northern Oklahoma College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Northern Oklahoma College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For Oklahoma public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,657 per year for in-state students and $9,113 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,977 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Oklahoma is 66%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Oklahoma community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Tulsa Welding School-Tulsa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.