Thank you for visiting Northern Oklahoma College’s web page. As you will learn on this site, our outstanding institution creates opportunities which shape and transform the lives of its nearly 5,000 students. NOC’s influence has not gone unnoticed, for two consecutive years the non-profit Aspen Institute in Washington DC has ranked Northern in the top ten percent of community colleges nationally. This year, NOC distinguished itself as the only Oklahoma institution ranked with this honor.
Northern offers access to an affordable, quality education. Our committed faculty and staff members accommodate individual student needs with a personal touch. Teachers advise individuals to achieve their specific career goals. NOC fosters a warm academic environment described by students as an inviting family atmosphere.
The talent, dedication and passion of our students, faculty, and staff instill our campuses in Tonkawa, Enid and Stillwater with distinct character. NOC offers the place, price, and programming to fit a broad array of life situations. We effectively serve many different types of individuals. Our diverse student body is comprised of young people fresh from high school, as well as those who stopped out of college and feel ready to return to the classroom. We also embrace adults making the brave decision to enter college for the first time—improving life for both themselves and their families.
Our campuses share a common trait: persistence in academic pursuit in a nurturing environment. I take pride in watching all that NOC alumni accomplish as they transition from learners to earners and leaders. Our alumni enter the workforce equipped to immediately impact and help grow our state’s economy. The majority of our graduates either go on to complete additional degrees or go right to work in successful careers.
NOC boasts a 111 year tradition of excellence made possible by our many partners who know higher education changes lives. I invite you to visit our campuses and become a part of our friendly learning community.
Cheryl Evans, Ed.D.
President, Northern Oklahoma College