The Issue

Oklahoma’s public college and universities serve students on more than 50 campuses across the state. Students from big cities and small towns, from every educational and income background, have access to classes and training they need to succeed.

But a funding crisis endangers the system. For every $1 of budget cuts in the last three years, 53 cents came from our colleges and universities – more than $157 million – putting Oklahoma’s future growth at risk. The issue is not about politics or bureaucracy. It’s about creating opportunities today and for the next generation of Oklahomans. Oklahoma Tomorrow brings together private-sector leaders and concerned citizens to ensure our colleges and universities have the tools they need to change lives and drive tomorrow’s economy.

The jobs we need most – such as nurses, IT experts and other STEM professionals – cost the most in training, technology and lab space. We cannot cut our way to success.

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Oklahoma’s Public Colleges and Universities

  • A broad variety of public colleges and universities reaches every corner of Oklahoma
  • Nearly half of Oklahoma college students attend a two-year college
  • About half of students at two-year and regional schools are the first in their family to go to college

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