Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College receives top honors in the Sooner State for its recruiting efforts.
A study from the State Chamber Research Foundation puts NEO at the top of the list of two-year colleges for its achievement in enrolling out-of-state students. 21 percent of the student body is from another state or country, which has boosted Oklahoma’s economy by 12.5 million dollars in new spending each year. Officials at NEO credit their successful athletic, nursing, and agriculture programs, as well as many other opportunities offered at the small school.
Students can also receive out-of-state tuition waivers to help with the cost. Plus, many feel like it’s a mini-university on a 2-year campus, which creates a great sense of community.
“A lot of the things that students really enjoy about our campus is that when they come here they feel like they are part of a family, a community. Because the class sizes are small and they just feel like they are being cared for,” says Elsie Grover Asst. VP Student Affairs, Director of Recruitment.
NEO also ranks number 2 in “per-student economic impact” to the state by two-year colleges. The school brings in nearly $21 thousand dollars per enrolled student per year, totaling $58 million dollars in yearly economic impact to the state.