Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever-changing world.
Northern serves over 4,200 students with locations in Tonkawa, Enid, and the NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students, approximately 65 percent receive financial aid and/or scholarships. NOC continues to be highlighted with national recognition for the highest return on education investment.
Working together with educational partners, NOC continues to promote college access and degree completion, ultimately increasing the number of college graduates, thus strengthening the state’s workforce and economy.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in Arts, Science, and Applied Science. For more information, please call (580) 628-6200 or visit www.noc.edu.
The Sac and Fox Nation is a federally recognized tribal nation of over 4,000 enrolled members. The Nation is led by the Business Committee, comprised of five elected officials: Principal Chief Kay Rhoads, Second Chief Audrey Rose Lee, Secretary Jacklyn King, Treasurer Jared King and Committee Member Robert Williamson. The Nation’s jurisdiction lies in portions of Payne, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties, with the capitol complex located outside of Stroud. The annual Sac and Fox Pow Wow is held at the Jim Thorpe Memorial Park, located at the capitol complex. This popular event brings thousands of visitors to Stroud every year. Sauk Business Enterprises and Sac and Fox Economic Development Holdings, LLC are the Nation’s economic development entities. The Nation owns two casinos located in Stroud and Shawnee. The Nation’s impact in central Oklahoma is significant. In addition to being a major employer in Lincoln County, the Nation expended $17,888,908.00 on repairs, maintenance, and new construction of roads and bridges over the last decade. Over the last five years, the Nation has donated $467,803.00 to local charities, schools, and organizations. Learn more.