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The Regional University System of Oklahoma Builds BUYING POWER:

The Regional University System of Oklahoma’s 2010-11 graduating class will earn more than $20 billion in income over their lifetime.

Source:     Algorithm of data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration – U.S. Census Bureau; Regional University System of Oklahoma graduation data

That means the Regional University System of Oklahoma's 9,732 graduates in 2010-11 will earn $9.36 billion more income over their lifetimes because they obtained a college degree.

Source:     Algorithm of data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration – U.S. Census Bureau; Regional University System of Oklahoma graduation data

“I consider myself very fortunate to have attended Southeastern. Not only for the academic education I received, but also the many social and community experiences I shared with friends, fellow students, faculty and staff. I find that I draw on many of those experiences and lessons learned on a near-daily basis.”

       - Mr. Greg Armstrong, Distinguished Alumni 2011

The Regional University System of Oklahoma is a Good Return on Taxpayer Investment

Oklahoma taxpayers will earn $9.91 through every $1 they invest in a Regional University System of Oklahoma student. Add this to the $20 billion in lifetime income, and you get a solid return on investment from the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

Source:     Algorithm of data from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration – U.S. Census Bureau; National Taxpayers Union; Regional University System of Oklahoma graduation data

The Regional University System of Oklahoma Builds CREATIVE CAPITAL

91% of our graduates stay in Oklahoma. That means thousands of well-educated, well-prepared citizens ready to lead the state into the future.

Source:     Pending Outcomes Report, 2011

 "UCO is more than just a university to me. It is home. From professors to staff members, everyone at Central is willing to sacrifice for students to ensure their success. My education has opened doors to an amazing career in broadcast news and many other doors to opportunities that are only possible because of Central. I am very blessed and so grateful to be a Broncho!”

 - Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007 and News 9 anchor

 

“I was provided with a strong background in child development and elementary and early childhood education theory. My coursework in counseling has been extremely beneficial when working with students and their families.”

     - Julie Bloss (Northeastern, ‘92)
2012-13 National Distinguished Principal for Oklahoma

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How do we do it?

Regional University System of Oklahoma institutions are responsible stewards of the funds appropriated to us.

Regional University System of Oklahoma institutions are a smart investment for Oklahoma families with competitive tuition and convenient locations.

Regional University System of Oklahoma institutions offer hundreds of majors, including programs that are among the most innovative in the nation.

 

“My business degree at SWOSU was the single most important event in my business career. SWOSU continues to be vitally important to all of Oklahoma. I am deeply committed and will be for the rest of my life.”

       - Everett Dobson, Dobson Partnership

 

 

“You can take a degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and compete in any organization or company in America. Many of the senior leaders in the Marine Corps are from the Naval Academy or the Ivy League, but I have always been proud to be from a small college in the heartland of America, where you learn the values of responsibility and hard work.”

    - Major General Vaughn A. Ary
Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Class of 1984

 

 

 

 

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