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Study at Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern Oklahoma State College was initially founded as the Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1908. In 1927, the institute was renamed Eastern Oklahoma College. It officially became the Eastern Oklahoma State College in 1972. The main campus of the institute is in Wilburton, Oklahoma. In addition, facilities are offered in McAlester, and at the McCurtain County Higher Education Center in Idabel and in Antlers.

Eastern Oklahoma State College offers a number of associate's degrees in science, applied science, arts, and nursing. The academic divisions of the college include:

  • Agriculture Division
  • Business Division
  • Language and Education Division
  • Nursing Division
  • Science and Mathematics Division
  • Social Science and Music Division
The sports teams of Eastern Oklahoma State College are nicknamed the Mountaineers. Students participate in sports including basketball, baseball, and softball. The college also supports a number of Greek organizations such as the Phi Beta Lambda Business Club, Phi Theta Kappa National Scholastic Fraternity, and Sigma Alpha Omega. The on-campus newspaper published by the students is called “The Statesman”.

Profile of Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern Oklahoma State is located in Wilburton, OK (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Eastern Oklahoma State is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Eastern Oklahoma State is known for its programs in media, mathematics, music, medicine, education and teaching, and conservation and resource management.

Eastern Oklahoma State Selectivity

The school is an open-admission school. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Eastern Oklahoma State had 1, 772 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Eastern Oklahoma State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Eastern Oklahoma State College is to generate student learning through its associate degrees and other academic programs which effectively prepare graduates to complete baccalaureate degrees, obtain productive employment, and lead enriched lives of learning. It is simultaneously the mission of the College to engage in educational programming and related activities that promote regional economic and community development. "

Eastern Oklahoma State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching69secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, agricultural teaching, industrial arts teaching, business teaching, ESL instruction
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49registered nursing, various nursing
Business and Management30business management, accounting technology, management science
Medicine22pre-med, health professions
Family and Social Work20child development
Therapy and Counselling20psychology courses
Conservation and Resource Management18forestry, forestry courses, natural resources policy, wildlife management
Liberal Arts11social studies, speech and rhetoric
Animal Science and Care9animal science
Security and Law Enforcement7security and loss prevention
office and Administration7administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer services management, computer support
Landscaping and Horticulture4applied horticulture, agronomy
Cooking and Culinary Arts3meat cutting
Science3physical sciences, biology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation management
Medical Support and Technology0surgical tech
Fine Arts0fine arts studies
Engineering Technician0electrical/electronic tech, automotive tech, industrial tech
Agricultural Science and Management0farm management

Contact: Eastern Oklahoma State

Eastern Oklahoma State College

1301 W Main St

Wilburton, OK 74578-4999

General Phone: (918) 465-2361


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