Bacone College

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School Overview

Bacone College, located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is a 4-year college that was established in 1880. It was founded by Almon C. Bacone as the Indian College and is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the state of Oklahoma. As a college founded on behalf of the indian nation, the college maintains strong ties to several tribes, including the Muscogee Creek Nation, Cherokee Nation, and the American Baptist Churches.

Bacone College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and a member of the Higher Learning Commission, the Oklahoma Independent College Foundation and Universities, the National League for Nursing, the Joint Review Commission for Radiography Education, the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Athelitics are an important aspect of college life at Bacone. Bacone College athletic teams are collectively referred to as the Warriors and belong to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). They compete in the RRAC conference primarily but their football team competes in the CSFL. Men’s and womens sports at Bacone include basketball, baseball, football, track & field, soccer, wrestling, golf, and softball.

General Information

Admission Office

2299 Old Bacone Road

Muskogee, OK 74403

(918) 683-4581

(888) 682-5514

Fax: (918) 781-7416

Contact: Leroy Thompson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2299 Old Bacone Road

Muskogee, OK 74403

(918) 683-4581

Total undergrads: 959

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 101

Degree-seeking undergrads: 928


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 29%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies A,B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A
Business Administration/Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Cardiovascular Technology A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Medical Radiologic Technology A,B
Nursing (RN) A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Christian ministry A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bacone College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2299 Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, OK 74403-1597
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 275
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 18%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 118 (43% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $14,700
Out-of-state Tuition: $14,700
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $13,529

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bacone College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bacone College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Education 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 12
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 1013

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bacone College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,700
Out-of-state $14,700
Books and supplies $2,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 36 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 36 97% $13,529
Student loan aid 32 86% $5,971

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 232 86% $19,820
Federal student loans 173 64% $7,529

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bacone College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bacone College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 393 193 200
Percent admitted 100% 69% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 20% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bacone College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 275
Undergraduate enrollment 275
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bacone College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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