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May 2, 2005 :: Television Program Reports Progress at Oklahoma’s Colleges

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Oklahomans can monitor the progress of our state’s higher education system and hear personal stories about the positive effects of higher education on a television program airing this week.

“Improving Our Future by Degrees” airs Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on OETA. The program was produced by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The 30-minute program is hosted by Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and features interviews with Oklahoma families and business leaders, as well as Dr. Paul Risser, Oklahoma’s chancellor of higher education, and other higher education officials.

The program provides current statistics that measure Oklahoma’s higher education system in the areas of affordability, college attendance, degree completion and research. It also discusses student preparation for college and state funding for higher education. The statistics are in the State Regents’ report, “Key Indicators of Accountability 2004.”

Also featured are personal stories of Oklahomans whose families, communities and businesses have benefited from higher education.

A complete progress report of Oklahoma’s higher education system is available at