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About Northern Oklahoma College

Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) is a 2-year public school. Its main campus is located in Tonkawa, OK, but it also operates two satellite campuses in Enid and Stillwater, OK. NOC was ranked in the top 10% of community colleges in the United States by the Aspen Institute, and it is the only community college in Oklahoma with that distinction. As of November 2012, the college was in competition to be named the number one community college in the nation.


Although many of NOC's academic programs are geared towards workforce training, the school awards associate's degrees in more than 50 fields of study. In 2011, the college awarded more degrees in general studies than in any other field. This particular field of study is designed to prepare students to continue their education at a 4-year school.


Northern Oklahoma College has an open admissions policy. To be admitted to the school, prospective students must submit an application for admission either online or by mail and provide their high school transcripts and ACT or ACT scores. A student submitting ACT scores below 19 may be required to take placement exams. Applicants 21 years or older do not need to submit ACT or SAT scores, but are required to take placement exams.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition varies depending on which of the three NOC campuses a student attends and a student's residency status. For the 2012-2013 school year, NOC estimated that full-time, in-state students would pay $3,967 in tuition, room and board, books and other fees to attend the Tonkawa campus, $4,202 to attend the Enid campus and $4,440 to attend the Stillwater campus. Tuition, room and board, books and other fees for non-residents during that same period of time was $6,062 to attend the Tonkawa campus, $6,297 to attend the Enid campus and $8,185 to attend the Stillwater campus.

In the fall of 2011, 80% of undergraduates at the college received some type of financial aid. At that same time, 21% percent of students received some form of institutional aid.

School Type Public, 2-year*
Degrees Offered Associate's degrees*
Religious Affiliation None*
Academic Calendar Semester**
School Setting Remote town*
Student Body 5,422 undergraduate students in 2011-2012*
Student Housing Residence halls are available on all three campuses**
Schools and Programs One school offering about 56 fields of study**
Student-Faculty Ratio 21:1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) Fields of study of associate's degrees awarded in 2011:
General studies (166)*
Business administration and management (106)*
Social sciences (90)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 20% within 150% of normal program time*
Admission Rate Open-admissions policy*
Undergraduate Application Deadline Rolling admissions**
Entering Class Size 1,574 in fall 2011*
First Year Retention Rates 52% of full-time students*
43% of part-time students*
Decision Notification Date Rolling notifications**
Tuition Roughly $4,000 for full-time, in-state students for the 2012-2013 school year**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving It) In 2011:
Federal grants (41%)*
Pell grants (39%)*
Other federal grants (13%)*
State and local grants/scholarships (25%)*
Institutional grants or scholarships (21%)*
Federal loans (29%)*
Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid of Any Type 80%*

Sources: *IPEDS Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics; **Northern Oklahoma College.

School Contact Information:

  • Address: 1220 E. Grand, Tonkawa, OK 74653
  • Phone: (580) 628-6200
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