President's Welcome

Welcome to Northern Oklahoma College’s Website:

On these many links you will you can find information that can assist you learn more about our college.  Northern helps students reach their educational goals by offering many choices of two -year associate degrees designed to prepare you for transfer to a four-year university or our applied science programs will train you to enter the career of your choice immediately after earning your associate’s degree.

Students can select to attend our campuses in Tonkawa, Enid, Stillwater, or take courses online or at the University Center in Ponca City. Our faculty members are highly prepared and excited to engage students in a positive learning environment.  Northern seeks to provide access to an affordable quality higher education experience for students desiring to improve their lives through learning.  We encourage you to visit our campuses and choose the site that is best suited to your goals and desires.

This year marks NOC’s 110th year of providing higher education in Oklahoma. Our institution has a long tradition of excellence and we have thousands of successful graduates who have earned associate’s degrees.  These individuals started with a firm foundation built at Northern and went on to become community, state, and national leaders, business men and women, professionals, health care providers, media communicators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, agriculture and energy industry leaders just to name a few.  At NOC we believe student and alumni success is our success.

As the college’s 13th president, it is important to me to continue with the college’s heritage of supporting and encouraging the many life-enriching cultural, sports, activities, and programs at Northern which provide you with a well-rounded education in and out of the classroom.

I am proud of Northern’s programs, people, and facilities.  Many supporters will be here to help you along the way so that your time at Northern Oklahoma College will be memorable.  You will experience growth, challenges, and opportunities with the privilege to learn new things, meet new friends, and prepare yourself for a successful career. While at Northern Oklahoma College you may participate in personal enrichment, artistic and cultural events, athletic programs, and student leadership activities. We seek to be an integral part of your academic, personal, and professional development.

I wish you much success as you work toward your future and I hope to see you on one of our campuses.  If you have ideas or suggestions to help make our college an even better place, I welcome your input.   Feel free to email me at


Cheryl Evans Ed.D.
President, Northern Oklahoma College