Eastern Oklahoma State College

About Eastern

Eastern Oklahoma State College is a public community college, offering associate degree and certification programs at four locations in southeast Oklahoma to meet the needs of a diverse community of students.

Mission Statement


Vision Statement

Eastern Oklahoma State College strives to be a tranformative learning community, known for academic excellence, accessibility, innovation, and service, to shape a brighter future for students and the region.

Accreditation & Memberships

Eastern is officially accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (since March 1954), the State Regents for Higher Education, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Oklahoma State School Accrediting Agencies. Eastern's memberships include the American Association of Junior Colleges, the Council of North Central Junior Colleges, and the Oklahoma Association of Junior Colleges.

Eastern’s most recent Assurance Argument Report (pdf) submitted to the Higher Learning Commission is available for download.

Strategic Plan

The 2023-2026 Strategic Plan outlines the goals and priorities that will shape Eastern’s next three years. It is designed as a living document that will continually change as needs are assessed, data are collected and analyzed, initiatives are implemented, and progress is measured. The plan will help Eastern's adminstration, faculty and staff prioritize our efforts and measure their success. 

EOSC Fact Book

The Eastern Oklahoma State College Fact Book (pdf) is a publication of the Office of Institutional Research designed to provide reliable information about the Institution and the students. Information can be used to evaluate trends.


Eastern Oklahoma State College was originally established in 1908 as the Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy, offering degrees in mining engineering. Although closed during World War I, the school reopened in 1920 with trade and industrial education added to the curriculum. In 1924, the School of Mines added teacher training and extension courses, but with the decline of local area mining by then well advanced, the school dropped mining engineering. Then in 1927, the school won a long overdue name change to Eastern Oklahoma State College and with the change came an added mission of pre-college level instruction. In 1941, the again renamed Eastern Oklahoma State College Agricultural and Mechanical College moved under the control of the State Board of Agriculture as a junior college. Finally, in 1972, the legislature settled on the name Eastern Oklahoma State College and created a separate board to govern the institution. Since that time, Eastern has been a comprehensive community college providing instruction in a wide range of curricula.

EOSC Presidents

1908-1913: George E. Ladd
1913-1915: Edward P. Barrett
1915-1916: John W. Graves
1916-1917: Lynn Glover
1917-1919: Closed years
1919-1923: Mead Johnson
1923-1924: John K. Walsh
1924-1936: E.E. Tourtellotte
1937-1951: C.C. Dunlap
1951: R.B. Mitchell (Acting)
1952-1961: E.T. Dunlap
1961-1969: J.N. Baker
1969: Walter Williams (Acting)
1970-1986: James Miller
1986-2000: Bill Hill
2000-2002: Rollin Reimer
2002: J.C. Hunt
2003: Bill Campion
2004: J.C. Hunt
2004-2007: Richard Bernard
2007-2020: Stephen E. Smith
2020-Present: Janet Wansick