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: 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 2017-18: 10

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 2017-18, these Oklahoma institutions receive more than $206,000 from other SREB states. >

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 

A nationwide system to open more high-quality distance education offerings for students and ease the 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: 

Cindy Poulton, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Denise Christy, 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 2017-18: 9
2017 Institute attendees from Oklahoma: 13

Scholars Oklahoma has supported since joining in 1993: 32

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 >