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Fall enrollment is up at Northern Oklahoma College

Northern Oklahoma College has an increase in student head count and credit hours according to a report given to board of regents last Wednesday.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Rick Edgington reported that NOC has a 5% increase over Fall 2021.  NOC now reports 3,278 students including those at Tonkawa, Enid, Stillwater, University Center in Ponca City, Online, and Concurrent (High School) enrollment.

NOC is also reporting a 2% increase in credit hours over Fall 2021.

The largest increase in 2022 Fall enrollment is in concurrent enrollment with 436 students enrolled compared to 344 in Fall 2021.

Dr. Edgington also reported the final enrollment numbers for Summer 2022 with student headcount at 959, an increase of 18% over Summer 2021 with a credit hour production increase of 14% over Summer 2021. In other business, NOC approved the FY2022 Internal Audit Report with no major findings reported, approved the 2022-23 employee handbook with policy revisions and additions, and approved policy revisions and changes to the NOC Foundation, Inc.

The regents also approved the NOC Annual Fire and Safety Report for Tonkawa and Enid.

A total of $1.05 million in funding allocations were approved by the regents including $400,000.00 in computer hardware, software, licensing, and fees and the purchase of two buses one for Tonkawa and Enid at a cost of $285,000.00 each.

In the president’s report, Dr. Clark Harris reported that student activities were up this semester, he also reported that NOC employees participated in a survey asking for suggested ways to increase revenue and reduce expenses.  He said the data survey responses will be compiled and sent to employees in the near future.

Harris also said he was excited for the Pickens Learning Commons Grand Opening set for later in the afternoon.

Regents also approved the declaration of surplus property including roustabout costumes, old theatre curtains, athletic uniforms, and cheer uniforms.  All the materials designated as surplus are at least five-years old.

The next meeting is set for Nov. 9 in Stillwater in the Brown Conference Room at 1 p.m.