Boosting College Completion has produced a comprehensive 50-state legislative database related to college completion and workforce development. The database will grow as we continue to collect and analyze policies.
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Boosting College Completion has developed a policy profile for Oklahoma based on an analysis of data and policies related to college completion and workforce development.
Governor Mary Fallin has proposed a new goal for postsecondary education in Oklahoma: increase degree productivity by 67% by 2023. To keep pace, state higher education institutions would have to increase output by 1,700 college graduates per year. To increase productivity, the state legislature will have to leverage its authority to adapt existing policies to new college completion goals and strategies. In the last decade, the state legislature has created task forces, data systems, college access programs and statewide transfer agreements. In doing so, the legislature has committed to studying the completion challenge and developing programs to meet it.
While the governor has set completion targets, the legislature is situated to develop and implement the policies that will make the 2023 goal attainable. To meet the goal, the legislature might consider:
News & Updates
Efficiency and Effectiveness of Oklahoma Higher Education under Study
Governor Fallin, Higher Education Officials Unveil College Degree Completion Plan
Sen. John Ford, chair, Education Committee
Sen. Jim Halligan, chair, Appropriation Subcommittee on Education
Oklahoma is participating in the following national initiatives that are related to postsecondary readiness, college completion and workforce development:
American Diploma Project (ADP)
Achieving the Dream (ATD)
Common Core Standards Initiative
Complete College America (CCA)
PARCC Assessment Consortium
The following resources were produced by Boosting College Completion, state agencies and postsecondary systems.
College Completion in Oklahoma and the Impact on the Workforce and Economy
Higher Education Annual Report, 2010 (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
Oklahoma’s Promise: 2009-10 Year-End Report