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2006 Legislative Agenda (cont.)

Key Indicators of Accountability
Since 2000, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided detailed information on the state of public higher education in Oklahoma. The latest report included key findings:

The report has been updated since it was published in 2004 and is available on our Web site at Additional information is available through the Web site and other sources. The State Regents' System Research staff is always willing to provide assistance to anyone who requests more information about higher education in Oklahoma. Contact Dr. Jim Purcell at 405.225.9100 for more information.

2006 Public Agenda
The State Regents have identified and adopted a strategic direction that is based on three facts:

  1. Better-prepared high school students are more likely to be successful in college.
  2. A college education enhances the quality of life, giving people a chance for better jobs and more financial security.
  3. A college-educated workforce strengthens Oklahoma's economy.

With that in mind, the state system is working on implementation of the following projects:

A Web-based student information portal will assist adult learners, counselors, students and parents navigate the steps necessary to prepare for and apply to Oklahoma's colleges and universities.

An adult degree completion program will offer a streamlined way for former college students to finish their bachelor's degrees.

Cooperative alliances between technology centers and community colleges will expand throughout the state, allowing more students to take college credit courses while still in high school.

Research will become more visible and better funded through implementation of the EDGE initiatives.

Regional workforce development efforts will focus on key employer needs, especially in shortage areas such as nursing and allied health.

Research Universities
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
OSU Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa
University of Oklahoma, Norman
OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

Regional Universities
Cameron University, Lawton
Cameron University, Duncan
East Central University, Ada
Langston University, Langston
Langston University, Tulsa
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah
Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow
Northeastern State University, Muskogee
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Enid
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Woodward
Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell
Rogers State University, Claremore
Rogers State University, Bartlesville
Rogers State University, Pryor
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, McCurtain County
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Sayre
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond
University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

Community Colleges
Carl Albert State College, Poteau
Carl Albert State College, Sallisaw
Connors State College, Warner
Connors State College, Muskogee
Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton
Eastern Oklahoma State College, McAlester
Murray State College, Tishomingo
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami
Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa
Northern Oklahoma College, Enid
Oklahoma City Community College
Redlands Community College, El Reno
Rose State College, Midwest City
Seminole State College, Seminole
Tulsa Community College
Western Oklahoma State College, Altus

Technical Branches
Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City
Oklahoma State University Technical Branch – Okmulgee

Higher Education Programs/Sites
Ardmore Higher Education Center
Greater Oklahoma City Downtown Consortium
Langston University, Oklahoma City
Northern Oklahoma College, Stillwater
University Center, Ponca City

Contact Information
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Paul G. Risser, Chancellor, Oklahoma State System of Higher Education

Pat Crown, Director of Legislative Relations