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Bacone College

Bacone College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Founded in 1880 as the Indian University by Almon C. Bacone, Bacone College is the oldest continuously operated institution of higher education in Oklahoma. The college has strong historic ties to various tribal nations, including the Cherokee Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and also to the American Baptist Churches USA.

Bacone College is a member of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 Franklin K. Willis, a graduate of Harvard, Michigan Law School and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs.

Bacone College, an independent institution related to the American Baptist Churches, USA, maintains its commitment to serving American Indians within a culturally diverse community. The college, through its baccalaureate and associate degree programs, challenges students to develop intellectual and social skills, spiritual values and healthy lifestyles by providing quality education in a nurturing Christian environment.

To fulfill its mission, the College has established education goals stipulating it will provide:

  1. Intellectually challenging baccalaureate and associate degree programs that include study in both professional programs and the arts and sciences.
  2. A core curriculum, which allows students to demonstrate critical thinking, computer proficiency, computational ability, and self-expression in writing and oral form in understanding and developing new ideas and presenting them to others.
  3. The opportunity for students to learn and live in a diverse cultural collegiate community.
  4. Emphasis and privilege in its curricular and co-curricular programs to the voice and culture of American Indians as represented in the College's students, staff, and faculty.
  5. The opportunity for students to experience personal and spiritual growth and to acquire knowledge of Christian values and perspectives.
  6. Academic and non-academic support services that facilitate student success.

The Bacone College is a Private university located in Muskogee.
The Bacone College was founded in 1880.
The current president of Bacone College is Franklin K. Willis.

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