Northern Oklahoma College
About Our College
The history of Northern Oklahoma College began in 1901 when the Honorable James Wilkin realized the need for a college in the Tonkawa, Oklahoma area. Thus, the sixth Territorial Legislature passed an appropriation bill on March 1, 1901 for the establishment of the University Preparatory School at Tonkawa. The doors opened in 1902 to 217 students and 7 faculty. It was the sixth state school.  From 1913 to 1915, it was known as the Oklahoma Institute of Technology.