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Key Indicators of Accountability 2006  

Chancellor Glen D. JohnsonAccountability is a hallmark for any organization that strives to be successful in today’s global marketplace. The ultimate accountability measure of higher education is student success.

Since 2000 the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided detailed information to the governor’s office, state lawmakers, public policy makers, business leaders and Oklahoma citizens concerning the state of public higher education in Oklahoma. The State Regents’ goal is to demonstrate how well the state’s public colleges and universities are preparing students to succeed in the 21st century.

The State Regents’ Key Indicators of Accountability (KIA) is a biennial report similar to Measuring Up, the national report card by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Both reports track the progress of Oklahoma higher education in several key areas, such as preparation of high school students, college attendance, benefits of higher education, affordability and degree completion. KIA goes one step further by tracking progress in another major priority area for Oklahoma public higher education – economic development.

In addition to this report, additional information can be found on the Oklahoma Education Information System (OEIS), a data warehouse resource containing data supplied by and for Oklahoma's colleges and universities.

Oklahoma’s economic future rests heavily on how well the state competes in this knowledge-based global economy, and higher education is playing a major role in providing the state a competitive advantage.

Glen D. Johnson
Chancellor, Oklahoma State System for Higher Education

OSUIT student
Photo courtesy of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.