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1 1 OKLAHOMA STATE REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Making Place Matter October 29, 2009

2 2 Last Year’s Successes Budget The total appropriation to higher education resulted in a 3 percent increase over last year’s budget when most agencies in the State Government experienced a 7 percent decrease in their budgets. Stimulus Funding Through the efforts and advocacy of the higher education community, we were able to recommend $68 million in stimulus funds to offset the proposed State budget reductions of $68 million. 2

3 3 Stimulus by the Numbers Oklahoma received 31% of Education Stabilization Funds; The national average was 20.7%; Eleven states received a higher percentage than Oklahoma; Four of those used all their funds in FY’09 or FY’10 and have no funds left for FY’11 The remaining 7 states have significant funds left.

4 4 Goals for The State System of Higher Education Increase the number of college graduates Increase access and improve the quality of public higher education for all Oklahomans Better prepare students to meet the challenge of a global economy

5 5 System Successes Preliminary Enrollment Report The Fall 2009 Preliminary Enrollment Report shows that total headcount is up 5.8 percent compared to the same time last year. A total of 187,676 students have enrolled in classes this fall, 10,291 more than in fall Oklahoma’s community colleges experienced the largest percentage increase among the three tiers at 10 percent, or 6,961 students. Oklahoma’s regional universities saw an overall increase of 5 percent in total headcount.

6 6 250, , , , , , , , , ,245 Enrollment in Oklahoma Public Colleges and Universities Seven Year Trend 235, Source: Student Data Report Enrollment “Oklahoma is now ranked in the Top 10 nationally in the percentage of students enrolled in public higher education.” 233,

7 Degrees Conferred by Oklahoma Public Colleges and Universities Number of Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees Conferred In , State System institutions awarded a total of 23,974 associate and bachelor’s degrees – the most awarded in a single year in state history 23,962 Source: Brain Gain Report 26% 19,021 19,611 20,714 21,877 22,908 23,689 23, This is 26 percent more degrees awarded than in

8 8 What percentage of Oklahoma residents and non-Oklahoma residents who graduate from public colleges and universities remain in Oklahoma? System Successes

9 9 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Percent of Graduates Employed In State After One Year Certificate Associates Bachelor’s Master’s Professional Doctoral Certificate Associates Bachelor’s Master’s Professional Doctoral All System Graduates Employment Outcomes After One Year Source: 2008 Employment Outcomes Report

10 10 $ COST SAVINGS Oklahoma institutions of higher education have implemented and developed cost savings initiatives that will have a total annual savings of $46.2 million once fully implemented. Cost saving initiatives focus primarily on the following programs; –Alternative Energy Sources – Wind Energy at OU and CNG at OSU –Energy Saving Programs through performance contracts –FTE reduction through attrition –Flexible work schedules in summer months (four day work week) –Reduction in gasoline consumption with institutional vehicles –Increase in use of distance learning –Technology via OneNet 11

11 $ System Efficiencies Total System Administrative Costs FY92-FY09 FY92FY94FY96FY98FY00 FY02 FY04 FY06 FY08FY09 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 11.9% 11.1% 8.2% 8.3% 8.1% 8.2% 8.1% 7.9% System Admin Costs as a Percent of Total Budget 14% 9.3% 7.8%

12 12 Economic Impact For every state appropriated dollar spent on higher education in Oklahoma an additional $5.15 is pumped into the Oklahoma economy. In 2008 Oklahoma’s system of higher education will produce over $3.2 billion in growth in the state’s gross domestic product; In 2008 higher education’s capital and construction spending are expected to add 23,750 jobs to the Oklahoma economy; By the end of the next decade, Oklahoma’s gross state product (GSP) will increase by $ billion through higher education’s continued contribution to the economy;

13 13 Budget The total appropriation to higher education resulted in a 3 percent increase over last year’s budget when most agencies in the State Government experienced a 7 percent decrease in their budgets. 3 Making Place Matter


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