Northern Oklahoma College

Tonkawa, OK 74653
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Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) is located in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. NOC was established back in 1901 and it currently serves around 2700 students. It has the distinction of being Oklahomas oldest community college and has been offering students a great learning environment for a long time. Students are capable of earning many associate’s degrees and certificates at this school. This school is also fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The NOC nursing program allows students to pursue associate’s degrees in nursing. There are two slightly different RN programs at NOC for students to consider. One RN program is an associate’s of applied science degree program and it is designed for nurses who wish to become RNs upon graduation from NOC. There is also an associate’s of science degree that is geared toward being transferred over to a four-year school in order to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. This nursing program has been producing fine nurses since 1971 and continues to provide students with a great base of knowledge. The NOC nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Number of Students4,276
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 166
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 92.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1948 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1973 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$88/credit
In State Students$88/credit
Out of State Students$292/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,960 $3,960 $13,140
ADN 70 $6,160 $6,160 $20,440
BSN 125 $11,000 $11,000 $36,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 65% of Northern Oklahoma College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 33% $4,555
Other Federal Grant 5% $1,509
State Grant & Scholarships 21% $2,322
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 20% $3,925
Federal Student Loans 27% $4,608
Private Loans 3% $9,133


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,426
$30,001 to $48,000$6,395
$48,001 to $75,000$8,172
$75,001 to $110,000$10,390
Over $110,000$10,339

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Race/ethnicity unknown

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oklahoma state board of nursing.
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E Grand Ave
Tonkawa, OK 74653

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