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Bacone College

Bacone College is a private NAIA university located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The tuition to attend is $14,050 and is the same for both in state and out of state students The average net cost to attend Bacone College is $14,635 and 72% of students get in. There are roughly 891 students that attend Bacone College.

More information on Bacone College can be found by going to their academics page or their admissions page.

You can contact the Men's Wrestling Head Coach Brett Oleson at 918-685-0560 olesonb@bacone.edu or by filling out the recruitment questionnaire.


Bacone College, formerly Bacone Indian University, is a 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 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 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. Bacone College is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, the Oklahoma Independent College Foundation and Universities, the Joint Review Commission for Radiography Education, the National League for Nursing, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and an affiliate member of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Its current president is Dr. Ferlin Clark (Navajo Nation), a graduate of the University of Arizona.