Working Together - Regional University System of Oklahoma

Working Together
Regional University
System of Oklahoma
2014 Oklahoma
Impact Report
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Statewide Network
Oklahoma’s Largest Four-Year University System
50,000 Students
Near Home Communities
Online Instruction
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of all Oklahoma
graduates come from
RUSO institutions
in Oklahoma
91% stay
after graduation
Bottom Line:
Thousands of well-educated,
well-prepared citizens ready
to lead the state.
More Impact with
More Degrees
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Making College Accessible
and Affordable
We BEAT the National Average
Almost HALF the cost
Regional University System of Oklahoma
43% leave college
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Regional University System of
Oklahoma Graduation Ratio
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Making College Accessible
and Affordable
How Do We Do It?
Responsible stewards of the funds
appropriated to us
Smart investment for Oklahoma
families with competitive tuition and
convenient locations
Hundreds of programs that target
industry needs and are among the
most innovative in the nation.
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Responsible Stewards
$47 million
Cost saving and Efficiencies
$33 million
Research Funding
Increased Students
with decreased state funding
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Meeting Workforce Needs
90 % of the fastest growing jobs require higher education
The largest industries in
Oklahoma are being addressed
by regional institutions.
Perceptions of
Oklahoma’s Business Climate
“The Quality of our two/four year
college and university system”
#1 Business Climate
Strength in the State
Slide provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
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Higher Education Report
Battelle Findings: Economic Impact
of Oklahoma Higher Education
Public higher education’s impact on Oklahoma’s economy is $9.22
billion annually and supports more than 85,000 Oklahoma jobs.
The estimated return on investment for public higher education is
$4.72 for every $1.00 of state funding.
Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, State
Chamber of Oklahoma, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice
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Creative Capital
Greg Armstrong, CEO, Plains All American Pipeline, SE
Everett Dobson, Dobson Partnership, SWOSU
Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, ECU
Julie Bloss, 2012-13 National Distinguished Principal for Oklahoma, NSU
Vaughn A. Ary, Major General, Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant
of the Marine Corps, NWOSU
Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007 and News 9 anchor, UCO
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Creative Capital
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Education Innovators
Largest nursing program in southern
Oklahoma with more than 460 students
currently enrolled and a 99% rate of
State-of-the-art facilities: Chickasaw
Business and Conference Center, Harland
C. Stonecipher School of Business and
Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
Award-winning STEM educators and
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Education Innovators
College of Optometry is one of only
21 in the U.S.
Top producer of degrees for Native
Regional leader in healthcare
education including Nursing, Dietetics
and Nutrition, Speech-Language
Pathology, Medical Laboratory
Science, and Occupational Therapy
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Education Innovators
Lowest campus living costs in the
nation -- U.S. News and World Report.
Fifty-seven percent of graduates have
no student debt.
Nursing program graduates had 100
percent pass rate on national licensure
exam in four of the past five years.
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Education Innovators
Partnership with American Eagle
Airlines helping students become
commercial pilots
Top ten school for Native American
Top accreditations in Business and
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Education Innovators
15 nationally-accredited academic
programs—the most among Oklahoma’s
regional universities.
Pioneer Cellular Event Center is the
center of activity for western Oklahoma.
Made possible by a partnership between
SWOSU, the City of Weatherford, and
SWOSU students.
College of Pharmacy is celebrating its 75th
anniversary in 2014 with a strong tradition
of excellence in pharmacy education.
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Education Innovators
Ranked as a top-tier institution for western
regional universities in the United States by
the US News and World Report.
Regional and national reputation for creative
excellence in Fine Arts/Performing Arts,
including the Academy for Contemporary
Music, Jazz Lab and Design program.
Forensic Science Institute and School of
Criminal Justice is one of seven universities
in the US invited to join a forensic science
national consortium.
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Thank You
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Contact Us
We Welcome Your Input and Feedback
Richard Ogden
Board of Regents Chairman, Regional University System of
Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam
[email protected]
(405) 232-3800
Sheridan McCaffree
Executive Director
Regional University System of Oklahoma
[email protected]
(405) 942-8817

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