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Engineer: Investing in Oklahoma's universities is vital to state's future

By: Heath DePriest

Oklahoma faces difficult decisions about how to appropriately allocate funds to critical efforts. Unfortunately, severe budget cuts to our state universities have clearly indicated that priorities have shifted away from investing in the foundational abilities of the next generation.

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Oklahoma’s higher education crisis is real

By: Kyle Harper

The University of Oklahoma is doing far more with far less money, the provost writes.

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Lagging degree attainment puts state near bottom of rankings

By: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma ranks 41 in a new analysis of the most educated states in the nation.

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Oklahoma employers push for increased higher ed funding

By: Norman Transcript

Devery Youngblood and other employers in Oklahoma have watched the last two legislative sessions largely from the sidelines as advocates and critics debate education spending, specifically higher education.

Last session, higher education funding was slashed by more than $153 million, or 16 percent. At the same time, Youngblood said Oklahoma employers are having a hard time finding people to fill open positions.

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Oklahoma budget request restores lost funding for higher education

By: The Oklahoman

Higher education officials approved a 2017-18 budget request Thursday that restores most of the $153 million cut from their current budget.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted to seek $957,922,109 in state appropriations, an increase of 18.3 percent or nearly $148 million from the current budget.

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