Saturday, November 9, 2019

State revenue, demographics squeeze Oklahoma's community colleges and regional universities interest - Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World

It’s been a tough 10 years for Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities. Appropriations fell 26% in three years and remain at levels not seen in two decades. Enrollment at most schools sagged, particularly in teacher education programs that for many have been their bread and butter. Even more problematic, the notion that a college education isn’t worth the time and money as “career training” became the policymakers’ catch phrase.

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