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 declined by 29% 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 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 grown by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment4,766 students1,805 students
Northern Oklahoma College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio34:129:1
Northern Oklahoma College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,115 students849 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
Northern Oklahoma College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Northern Oklahoma College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Northern Oklahoma College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Northern Oklahoma College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Northern Oklahoma College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Northern Oklahoma College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Northern Oklahoma College Hawaiian (2008-2009)
% Non Resident races
Northern Oklahoma College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Northern Oklahoma College Ethnicity Breakdown OK All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.380.60
Northern Oklahoma College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
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 $4,558. 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
Northern Oklahoma College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,980$8,857
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 $4,558 per year for in-state students and $8,857 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 score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Oklahoma is Bacone College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.