Northern Oklahoma College (NOC), 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.
We believe in providing individualized services that lead our students to achieve their academic goals in a welcoming and safe environment.
We believe in providing support to students in and out of the classroom to receive a full college experience with diverse opportunities.
We believe that educated citizens are necessary for a healthy, democratic society and that free and open expression and an appreciation for diversity are cornerstones of higher education.
We believe in economic and environmental sustainability and the importance of enriching our communities' intellectual, artistic, economic, and social resources.
We believe in the inherent value of intellectual pursuit for personal and professional growth and need to prepare students for 21st-century professions.
We believe that a knowledge-centred institution is vital to a knowledge-based economy, and we measure our success against national models and standards of excellence.