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Port of Muskogee

216 West Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
P: +1 918-682-7887

Overview

Muskogee is home to 3 public institutions of higher education: four-year Northeastern State University, two-year Connors State College, Indian Capital Technology Center and the private four-year Bacone College, the oldest college of continuous education in the State of Oklahoma.

There are 18 additional colleges and universities and another 12 technology centers within a 45 minute commute time, providing a continuous pipeline of educated and skilled workers from which to draw from.

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

Training for Industry Program (TIP)
Consistently ranked as one of the nation's leading workforce training efforts, Oklahoma’s Training for Industry Program (TIP), a CareerTech initiative, is a no-cost/low-cost way for new or growing companies that create jobs to get a skilled, focused, and motivated workforce. The Training for Existing Industry program is administered locally through Muskogee’s nationally acclaimed facility, Indian Capital Technology Center. The program can be used for upgrade training for your existing workforce when you install new equipment, processes, technology, computerized manufacturing applications and/or training for new product lines. It can also be used for supervisory training. In addition, Indian Capital Technology Center’s Business and Industry Services Team offers customized, industry-specific training to help clients adjust to change and improve quality and productivity.

The BIS Center team can develop training programs that can update and upgrade the skills of the existing work force. Through customized planning, basic and advanced training programs can be adapted to develop competencies for maximum productivity. These training sessions can be held at the business site or at their Muskogee campus.


Overview

There are two primary public school districts in the city of Muskogee: Muskogee Public Schools, which include the vast majority of the city limits and a large portion of Muskogee County, and Hilldale Public Schools, which covers a small southern portion of the city limits and some parts of the County south of Muskogee. Additional smaller school districts serve the smaller communities of Muskogee County. Notably, Muskogee is the location of the Oklahoma School for the Blind, a special institution for meeting the educational needs of blind and visually impaired students residing in the state of Oklahoma.

Muskogee Public Schools

Muskogee High School Profile
Muskogee High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school established August 19, 1970. MHS has an enrollment of 1500+ students and is accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

  • MHS has had 53 National Merit Finalists and 19 Oklahoma Academic Scholars.
  • Over 3 million dollars awarded annually to graduating seniors.
  • 37% of graduating seniors attend a 4-year university.
  • 26% of graduating seniors attend a 2-year university.
  • 7.4% of graduating seniors attend a career technology center.
  • 4.3% of graduating seniors join the military.
  • 21% of graduating seniors enter the work force.
Muskogee High School juniors and seniors of exceptional ability are provided with the opportunity to gain college credit through concurrent enrollment while completing their high school education.

Through the business and technology department programs students are allowed to incorporate work experience into their academic plans. The DECA program allows students to attends MHS half the day and maintain a job the other half. Students interested in technical and career-specific skills to prepare for such careers as automotive, child care, computers, construction, cosmetology, industrial technology, health care, and landscape may enroll in programs at the Muskogee Indian Capital Technology Center, affiliated with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Hilldale Public Schools

Hilldale Public Schools is located in Muskogee County, in northeast Oklahoma. The district encompasses approximately 27 square miles, both in the city limits of Muskogee and outside the city, in Muskogee County. This results in both small suburban and rural settings. Located on two campuses, buildings house preschool through second grade at the Lower Elementary, third through fifth grade at the Upper Elementary, Middle School for grades six through eight, and High School, with grades nine through twelve.

Hilldale began in 1908 as a small elementary school, then located on a hill near the current Peak and Gulick streets. Over many years, as enrollment grew, new facilities and additional grades were added to the school. As a growing school with limited funds, much of the expansion was accomplished because of the commitment, donations, and physical labor of families with children in the district. In 1982, the first class graduated from Hilldale High School, with 83 graduates. Since that time, Hilldale has become known for strong values and successful students.

Overview

Muskogee is home to 3 public institutions of higher education: four-year Northeastern State University, two-year Connors State College, Indian Capital Technology Center and the private four-year Bacone College, the oldest college of continuous education in the State of Oklahoma. There are 18 additional colleges and universities and another 12 technology centers within a 45 minute commute time, providing a continuous pipeline of educated and skilled workers from which to draw from.

Colleges and Universities

Bacone College
2299 Old Bacone Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-683-45817
Private not-for-profit, 4-year Degrees offered:
Associate’s
Bachelor's
Total enrollment: 990

Connors State College
700 College Road
Warner, OK 74469
(918) 463-2931
Public, 2-year
Degrees offered:
Associate’s
Enrollment Total: 2,348

Northeastern State University
600 N Grand
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 456-5511
Public, 4-year
Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctor’s-professional practice
Enrollment Total 8,109

Vocational & Technical

Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee
2403 N 41st St E
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-686-7565
Public, 2-year
Enrollment Total enrollment: 511

View data for year:
Type Count
Public Schools 39
Primary 24
Name Count
Braggs 1
Fort Gibson 2
Haskell 1
Hilldale 2
Midway 1
Muskogee 11
Oklahoma School For The Blind 1
Oktaha 1
Porum 1
Wainwright 1
Warner 1
Webbers Falls 1
Middle 4
Name Count
Fort Gibson 1
Haskell 1
Hilldale 1
Muskogee 1
High 11
Name Count
Braggs 1
Fort Gibson 1
Haskell 1
Hilldale 1
Midway 1
Muskogee 1
Oklahoma School For The Blind 1
Oktaha 1
Porum 1
Warner 1
Webbers Falls 1
Other 0
Not Specified 0
Private Schools 3
Elementary 1
Name Count
Catholic 1
Secondary 0
Combined 2
Name Count
Other religion 2
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