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Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 121 South Carolina students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $8,910 each and a collective total of $1,087,018 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Saundra E. Carr, Academic Common Market Coordinator, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

SREB.org/ACM >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions, or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from South Carolina: 78

Arkansas RCP Coordinator: Tanya Rogers, SREB Contract Program Coordinator, South Carolina Commission on Higher Learning.

SREB.org/RCP >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.

South Carolina is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in South Carolina saved $5.6 million for initial authorization and save $1.6 million annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

South Carolina SARA Representative: Peggy Simons, Licensing Program Coordinator for Postsecondary Institution Licensing Academic Affairs, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

South Carolina leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and South Carolina: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

South Carolina’s participating agency and SREB-State Data Exchange coordinator: Mary (Mim) Armour, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, five South Carolina institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

Charleston Southern University: Andrea Meir, Dean 
Clemson University: Kathleen Valentine, Director
Medical University of South Carolina: Linda Weglicki, Dean
University of South Carolina – Aiken: Thayer McGahee, Dean, SREB Nursing Council Executive Committee
University of South Carolina – Columbia: Jeannette Andrews, Dean, SREB Nursing Council Vice President

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​

South Carolina scholars since 1993: 132
South Carolina Scholars funded in 2018-19: 12
2018 Institute attendees from South Carolina: 33
Graduates since 1993: 91
Graduates currently employed: 82
Percent employed in education: 78

South Carolina Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

Clemson University
Medical University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Virginia

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 64 Mississippi students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $13,621 each and a collective total of $871,720 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Venetria Moore, Office of Academic & Student Affairs, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

SREB.org/ACM >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from Mississippi in 2018-19: 34

Number of out-of-state students who enrolled in Mississippi programs in 2018-19: 20

Residents of other states may contract for entry into Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. For the 2018-19 academic year, Mississippi State University received $670,000 from other SREB states.

Mississippi RCP Coordinator: Jennifer Rogers, Director of Financial Aid, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.

SREB.org/RCP >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states.By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.​  

Mississippi is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Mississippi saved $3 million for initial authorization and save $862,000 annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Mississippi SARA representative: Menia Dykes, Director of Accreditation, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Mississippi leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Mississippi: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB-State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Mississippi’s participating agencies and their SREB-State Data Exchange coordinators: Mitzi Gendron, Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning; Raul Fletes, Mississippi Community College Board 

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, eight Mississippi institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

Alcorn State University: Debra Spring, Dean
Delta State University: Vicki Bingham, Dean
Hinds Community College: Elizabeth Mahaffey, Dean
Mississippi University for Women: Tammie McCoy, Dean
Pearl River Community College: Arlene Jones, Director
University of Mississippi Medical Center: Kim Hoover, Dean
University of Southern Mississippi: Kathleen Masters, Dean
William Carey University: Karen Sicard, Dean

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​​

Mississippi scholars since 1993: 76
Mississippi scholars funded in 2018-19: 8
2018 Institute attendees from Mississippi: 18
Graduates since 1993: 53
Graduates currently employed: 48
Percent employed in education: 83

Mississippi Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

Jackson State University
Louisiana State University
Mississippi State University
University of Mississippi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee – Knoxville

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 74 Arkansas students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $14,520 each and a collective total of $1,059,953.20 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Alana Boles, Program Director of Private Career and Out-of-State Education, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

SREB.org/ACM >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. Approximately 600 students participate each year.

Participating students from Arkansas in 2018-19: 180

Arkansas RCP Coordinator: Lisa Smith, Director of Financial Aid, Arkansas Division of Higher Education

SREB.org/RCP >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.

Arkansas is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Arkansas saved $2.6 million for initial authorization and save $767,000 annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Arkansas SARA representative: Alana Boles, Program Director of Private, Career and Out-of-State Education, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Arkansas leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Arkansas: Featured Facts from the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Arkansas’s Participating Agency and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinator: Beth Stewart, Arkansas Department of Higher Education

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, six Arkansas institutions are members, listed here with their representatives to the Council:

Arkansas State University: Susan Hanrahan, Dean
Arkansas Tech University: Rebecca Burris, Chair
Harding University: Susan Kehl, Dean
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Susan Kane Patton, Director
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Patricia Cowan, Dean
University of Central Arkansas: Susan Gatto, Director

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​

Arkansas scholars since 1993:106
Arkansas scholars funded in 2018-19: 7
2018 Institute attendees from Arkansas: 29
Graduates since 1993: 70
Graduates currently employed: 61
Percent employed in education: 72

Arkansas Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas State University
University of Mississippi
Jackson State University
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Central Arkansas
Mississippi State University
Oklahoma State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of Georgia
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
University of Northern Colorado
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Vanderbilt University
Wichita State University

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 63 West Virginia students participated in the Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $14,606 each and a collective total of $978,585 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Nikki Bryant, Compliance Officer for Authorization and Proprietary School Programs, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

SREB.org/ACM >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs  for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.

West Virginia is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in West Virginia saved $2.5 million for initial authorization and save $750,000 annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

West Virginia SARA representative: Nikki Bryant, Compliance Officer for Authorization and Proprietary School Programs, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

West Virginia leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and West Virginia: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB-State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

West Virginia’s Participating Agencies and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinators: 

Jeannie Reed, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Adam Canter, West Virginia Department of Education

SREB.org/FactBook >

Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing

Helps expand and strengthen schools of nursing to reduce the critical shortage of nurse educators needed to educate the nation’s registered nurses. The Council surveys institutions for nursing education trends and shares online graduate nursing courses.

As of November 2018, one West Virginia institution is a member, listed here with its representative to the Council:

West Virginia University: Tara Hulsey, Vice President of Health Promotion and Wellness; Dean

SREB.org/Nursing >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​

West Virginia scholars since 1993: 74
West Virginia scholars funded in 2018-19: 8
2018 Institute attendees from West Virginia: 16
Graduates since 1993: 33
Graduates currently employed: 30
Percent employed in education: 70

West Virginia Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

Marshall University
Ohio University
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland-Baltimore County
University of Oregon
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
West Virginia University

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >

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Promising Practices Newsletters

SREB’s Promising Practices Newsletter contains real school and classroom practices from school leaders, teachers and other featured speakers who presented at our annual Making Schools Work Conference and the College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference.

Each newsletter contains helpful information from schools that are successfully implementing SREB’s Key Practices for the middle grades, high schools and technology centers as well as the names and email addresses of practitioners you can contact to learn more.

To receive email notifications when new newsletters are published, please subscribe here: mailchi.mp/sreb.org/promisingpractices.

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Virginia

Senator Janet D. Howell of Reston serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board. Senator Jennifer L. McClellan of Richmond is a gubernatorial appointee and the Council’s current vice chair.
Senator Mamie E. Locke of Hampton and Delegate David L. Bulova of Fairfax are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Louisiana

Senator Francis C. Thompson of Delhi serves on the Council by virtue of being a legislative member of the Board.
Representative Patricia Haynes Smith of Baton Rouge and Senators Gerald Long of Winnfield and Dan W. “Blade” Morrish of Jennings are gubernatorial appointees to the Council.

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Postsecondary Education

Academic Common Market

A tuition-savings program for college students in SREB member states who want to pursue degrees not offered by in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the in-state tuition rates.

During calendar year 2017, 2,130 degree programs were available, 152 institutions participated and 3,355 new students were certified for study.

In 2017, 14 Oklahoma students participated in Academic Common Market, saving, on average, $37,579 each and a collective total of $526,105 in tuition.

ACM State Representative: Jenny Wood, ACM Coordinator, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

SREB.org/ACM >

Regional Contract Program

Gives students the opportunity to earn a professional health degree from participating institutions in other states through in-state tuition rates at public institutions or reduced tuition at private institutions. More than 600 students participate each year.

Number of out-of-state students who enrolled in Oklahoma programs in 2018-19: 13

Residents of other states may contract for entry into Northeastern State University Oklahoma School of Optometry, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Science and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry. In 2018-19, these Oklahoma institutions received approximately $284,000 from other SREB states.

SREB.org/RCP >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to offer more high-quality distance education programs for students and ease the regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt-in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. By participating, colleges and universities in the SREB region save almost $30 million annually.​

Oklahoma is an approved member of SARA.

Colleges and universities in Oklahoma saved $2.7 million for initial authorization and save $783,000 annually on renewals, according to estimates in a return-on-investment study by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

Oklahoma SARA representative: Kyle Foster, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

SREB.org/SARA >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Fact Book

The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education is a compilation of comparative data on topics including demographics; college enrollment, retention, progression and graduation; tuition and fees; student financial aid; state support for postsecondary education; and faculty salaries. The Fact Book is published bi-annually, but the data are updated annually and made available on the SREB website.​

Oklahoma leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and Oklahoma: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education.

SREB-State Data Exchange

An annual collection of postsecondary education data that are submitted by representatives (i.e., Data Exchange coordinators) of postsecondary education system offices. The data collected include degrees conferred, student retention and progression, time to degree, student credit hours taken by high school students and by college students in courses using distance education technology, state funding for postsecondary education, and tuition and fees.

SREB State Data Exchange tables are posted on the SREB website.

Oklahoma’s Participating Agencies and SREB-State Data Exchange Coordinators: 

Cindy Poulton, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Niki Burch, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

SREB.org/FactBook >

Doctoral Scholars Program

Supports minority students to help them earn Ph.D.s, begin careers at colleges and universities, and diversify campus faculties. The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,100 attendees. The data below reflect Ph.D. Scholars who are funded by the state or by individual institutions.​​​

Oklahoma scholars since 1993: 34
Oklahoma scholars funded in 2018-19: 4
2018 Institute attendees from Oklahoma: 12
Graduates since 1993: 20
Graduates currently employed: 18
Percent employed in education: 78

Oklahoma Ph.D. students in the DSP have attended these institutions since 1993:

Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Portland State University
University of New Mexico
University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
University of Tulsa
 

SREB.org/DoctoralScholars >