Welcome to Bacone College

Bacone College, founded in 1880, is Oklahoma’s oldest operating institution of higher learning. Bacone has been serving Native American students for 140 years, and its tribal partners in education are the Kiowa Tribe, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Osage Nation of Oklahoma, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

With a 13:1 student-professor ratio, 49 percent Native American staff and a 65 percent Native American student population which represents more than 40 tribes/nations, Bacone College offers a college experience like no other.

Undergraduate study opportunities include:  Accounting, The Bacone School of Indian Art, American Indian Studies,  American Indian Ministry, Business Administration, Christian Ministry, Sports Management, Christian Counseling, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Family Studies: social work, education, Liberal Arts: English, communications, history, interdisciplinary studies, Radiography, and The Renard Strickland School of Tribal Law & Criminal Justice.

Student Support Services and TRIO provide academic and non‐academic support and assistance to first‐ generation, low‐income, and/or disabled students to graduate with bachelors degrees.

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Merritt D. Betts & Bacone College American Indian Research Library

The mission of the Merritt D. Betts Library System is to support scholarship and education by providing outstanding and innovative information services and resources to the students, faculty, and the research community. Learn more.