About Northern Oklahoma College ::


Northern Oklahoma College will be recognized as an exemplary learning community that advances student success. Northern will be a valued resource and leader in academic quality and cultural enrichment, characterized by continuous improvement, innovation, and community responsiveness.


Northern Oklahoma College, a multi-campus learning community, provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services to allow citizens to develop to the full extent of their abilities, to succeed in a competitive global environment, and to be effective lifelong learners.


  • To provide an academic agenda of associate degrees, certification programs, and other initiatives to ensure student learning and student success; to assist and encourage students to attend four-year institutions upon graduation or to obtain employment commensurate with their knowledge base, educational experiences, and interest.

  • To enhance student success by providing high-quality support services to students through an extensive counseling program, developmental education for individuals who need assistance, enrichment options for academically advanced students, and student assistance with academic financial obligations.

  • To provide students opportunities that will inspire civic, cultural, and social responsibility.

  • To provide multiple venues of learning opportunities for degree obtainment, continuing education, community enrichment, and lifelong learning.

  • To provide accessible, inclusive, and caring learning environments that connect with the diversity of the communities we serve and their individual needs.

  • To provide a learning environment for programs and courses that foster economic development within the framework of a global marketplace.

  • To integrate processes of institutional research and assessment to continuously improve the institutionís efficiency and effectiveness.

    Approved October 20, 2005