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1 2014 Oklahoma Impact Report Working Together Regional University System of Oklahoma

2 Statewide Network Oklahoma’s Largest Four-Year University System Working Together 50,000 Students Near Home Communities Online Instruction

3 More Impact with More Degrees 91% 38% stay in Oklahoma after graduation of all Oklahoma graduates come from RUSO institutions Bottom Line: Thousands of well-educated, well-prepared citizens ready to lead the state. Working Together

4 Making College Accessible and Affordable We BEAT the National Average Regional University System of OklahomaNational 43% leave college DEBT-FREE Almost HALF the cost Working Together

5 Regional University System of Oklahoma Graduation Ratio Working Together

6 Making College Accessible and Affordable Working Together 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.

7 $47 million Cost saving and Efficiencies $33 million Research Funding Increased Students with decreased state funding Responsible Stewards Working Together

8 OIL AND GAS INDUSTRIES HEALTHCARE ALLIED HEALH AND NURSING AEROSPACE WIND TURBINE ENGINEERING BUSINESS ENGINEERING 90 % of the fastest growing jobs require higher education Meeting Workforce Needs The largest industries in Oklahoma are being addressed by regional institutions. Working Together

9 Perceptions of Oklahoma’s Business Climate “The Quality of our two/four year college and university system” #1 Business Climate Strength in the State 9 Slide provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

10 Higher Education Report Working Together 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

11 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 Creative Capital Working Together

12 Creative Capital Working Together

13 Education Innovators Working Together Largest nursing program in southern Oklahoma with more than 460 students currently enrolled and a 99% rate of employment 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 students

14 Working Together Education Innovators College of Optometry is one of only 21 in the U.S. Top producer of degrees for Native Americans Regional leader in healthcare education including Nursing, Dietetics and Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology, Medical Laboratory Science, and Occupational Therapy

15 Working Together 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.

16 Working Together Education Innovators Partnership with American Eagle Airlines helping students become commercial pilots Top ten school for Native American graduates Top accreditations in Business and Counseling

17 Education Innovators Working Together 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 75 th anniversary in 2014 with a strong tradition of excellence in pharmacy education.

18 Education Innovators Working Together 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.

19 Thank You Working Together

20 We Welcome Your Input and Feedback Richard Ogden Board of Regents Chairman, Regional University System of Oklahoma Mulinix Ogden Hall & Ludlam (405) 232-3800 Sheridan McCaffree Executive Director Regional University System of Oklahoma (405) 942-8817 Contact Us

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