Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E Grand Ave.
Tonkawa, OK 74653
(580) 628-6357
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Tonkawa, Okla., Northern Oklahoma College is a two-year public institution. The college was originally established in 1901 as the University Preparatory School at Tonkawa. Today, the school has an enrollment of more than 5,400 students and more and more students are opting to take online courses. NOC students can choose from a range of associate programs in career-focused and technical areas. Additional NOC campuses are located in Enid and Stillwater.

Programs Offered

Whether students are looking to enter the workforce directly after graduation, or transfer to a four-year institution, Northern Oklahoma College provides affordable and flexible programs to area students. Available majors include applied technology, aviation, business management, digital media, engineering and industrial technology, nursing, and printing technology. Students can also transfer their credits and apply them towards the general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college. Online and web-enhanced classes are available as well to serve the needs of working adults and those trying to balance their personal and familial responsibilities.


Northern Oklahoma College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1948. The school’s associate degree program in nursing has also earned specialized accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.


Northern Oklahoma College has an open admissions policy, so any eligible residents can enroll as long as they submit their application and all necessary documentation on time. The general application form is available for download online. Students will also need to request that their official high school transcripts or GED test scores be sent to the admissions office. ACT or SAT scores are also required for first-time freshman. Please note that students over the age of 21 do not need to submit their ACT or SAT scores, but will need to take placement testing before enrolling for courses. Students interested in applying to NOC’s nursing program will need to fill out a separate application. For more information, please visit the school’s website or speak with an admissions advisor.

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