Bacone College is a private NAIA university located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The tuition to attend is $14,700 and is the same for both in state and out of state students The average net cost to attend Bacone College is $20,966 and 72% of students get in. There are roughly 891 students that attend Bacone College.
Bacone College, formerly Bacone Indian University, is a private tribal college in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Founded in 1880 as the Indian University by missionary Almon C. Bacone, it was originally affiliated with the mission arm of what is now American Baptist Churches USA. Renamed as Bacone College in the early 20th century, it is the oldest continuously operated institution of higher education in Oklahoma. The liberal arts college has had strong historic ties to several tribal nations, including the Muscogee and Cherokee. The Bacone College Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Muskogee County, Oklahoma since 2014.In 2018, the college was struggling financially. Several tribal nations agreed that year to a consortium and chartered it as a tribal college. This action secured federal funding under the government's treaty obligations to support Native American education. The college's current interim president is Nicky Michael (Delaware Tribe of Indians), a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Oklahoma.