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: Angel Icenhour, Staff Assistant III, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
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.
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.
Fact Book and Data Exchange
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
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