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 2016, approximately 2,100 degree programs were available, 151 institutions participated and nearly 3,300 new students were certified for study.

Number of Oklahoma students who participated in ACM during 2016: 15

ACM State Representative: Angel Jackson, Staff Assistant, 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 2016-17: 10

Residents of other states may contract for entry into Northeastern State University for optometry, Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Science and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for dentistry. These Oklahoma institutions receive more than $200,000 annually from other SREB states. >

Electronic Campus

Partners with colleges and universities to give students access to more than 40,000 online courses and 4,100 online degree programs. All 16 SREB states participate in the Electronic Campus.​

Programs Oklahoma institutions provide as of April 2017: 20

Oklahoma EC Representative: Daniel Archer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to open more high-quality distance education offerings for students and ease regulatory burden on institutions. SREB member states may opt in to offer distance education activities in other SARA states. 

Oklahoma is an approved member of SARA.

Oklahoma SARA representative: Daniel Archer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education >

Fact Book and Data Exchange

Publishes one of the nation’s most comprehensive collections of comparative data through a cooperative effort of state postsecondary education agencies. Data are updated annually on topics including population demographics, college completion, tuition and fees, cost of attendance, state appropriations and faculty salaries. 

Oklahoma leaders receive the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education, as well as Oklahoma: Featured Facts From the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education and the annual SREB State Data Exchange tables.

Oklahoma’s Participating Agencies and SREB State Data Exchange Coordinators: Gayle Northrop, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Steve Robison, 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 hosts the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, the nation’s largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars, with more than 1,200 attendees.

Scholars funded by Oklahoma in 2016-17: 6
2016 Institute attendees from Oklahoma: 20

Scholars Oklahoma has supported since joining in 1993: 29

Graduates since 1993: 20
Graduates currently employed: 18
Percent employed in education: 78

Oklahoma-supported Ph.D. students 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 >