Forty-one percent of employers are hiring college-educated workers for positions that high school graduates mostly held. What’s more, 33 percent of employers are hiring more workers with master’s degrees for positions primarily held by professionals with bachelor’s degrees. And those ratios are up by 4 percent and 6 percent, respectively, just since last year. That’s according to a year-end survey conducted by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder of 2,391 U.S. hiring and human resou
More than 300 students, faculty and representatives from Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities gathered at the state Capitol today to promote the value and importance of higher education in the state. Speakers included Gov. Mary Fallin; Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb; Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman; Speaker of the House of Representatives Jeff Hickman; Gen. Toney Stricklin, chairman, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; Chancellor Glen D. Johnson, Oklahoma State
Of all the state budget cuts that have taken place over the past three years in Oklahoma, for every dollar cut, 53 cents of it has come from higher education, Oklahoma Tomorrow CEO DeveryYoungblood said. “That’s not sustainable for your future,” he said in Enid Monday. “We’ve made this about budgets and bureaucracies, and people and politics. The fact of the matter is, it’s about students, and they’re the ones that are going to kick all of us off the stage and run the state.