Consumer Information


The Student Consumer Regulations of the U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled as consumers.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements. A disclosure requirement is information that an institution of higher education is required to distribute or make available to another party, such as students or employees. A reporting requirement is information submitted to the U.S. Department of Education or other governmental agencies. Disclosure and reporting requirements sometimes overlap. For certain topics, institutions are required to make information available to students or others and to submit information to the Department of Education.

Northern Oklahoma College is committed to providing access to information that will allow consumers such as students, parents, counselors, and others to make informed decisions about post-secondary education. The website includes a link to the Consumer Information, which provides a single access point to all federally-mandated reports and disclosures.

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Northern Oklahoma College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex/gender, age, religion, political beliefs or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals or in any aspect of their operations. Northern Oklahoma College also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator: Jason Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs, 1220 East Grand Avenue, PO Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653-0310; telephone 580-628-6240 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

In carrying out their assigned responsibilities, many offices at NOC collect and maintain information about students. Although these records belong to the college, both college policy and federal law accord student a number of rights concerning these records. The essence of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is to give a student the right to inspect his or her education records and to protect the privacy of these records.

Students have the right to inspect, review, and/or request an amendment to these records; consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in these records; restrict disclosure of information designated as directory information that may be released without consent of the student; and file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education for alleged failure by NOC to comply with FERPA requirements.

The Parents' Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Rights Regarding Children’s Education Records, with information and instructions for students, parents, faculty and staff, is available on the website of the NOC Registrar’s Office.

General Institutional Information

Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid for Study Abroad - Enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by NOC may be considered enrollment at NOC for the purpose of applying for Title IV federal student aid.

Health and Safety

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

Northern Oklahoma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Some programs are also accredited and/or approved by other agencies.

The Northern Oklahoma College Fact Book is a collection of institutional data put together to provide information to those who make decisions, write grants, need institutional data for accreditation purposes, and to the general public interested in the institution. The Fact Book is intended to be a snapshot of the collective institution, including data from all three locations with data and information updated in July of the year reported.

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456


Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
11520 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913.339.9356

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Campus Compact
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.357.1881

3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303.848.3764

Northern Oklahoma College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.