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2015 Community and Economic Impact of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education  

Executive Summary and Report

The community and economic impact of the Oklahoma higher education system cannot be calculated exclusively on the number and types of degrees awarded annually or the benefits of an educated populace. The purposes of this study are to document the impacts of Oklahoma’s public higher education institutions that are often overlooked, which include the many community and economic development activities occurring within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and to identify and highlight the key community economic and social impacts of institutions on their communities and the state.

2015 Community and Economic Impact of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Executive Summary and Report (PDF, 494k)

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USDA Rural Development (external link)

Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (external link)

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (external link)

i2E (external link)

Resources for Student Veterans and Active-Duty Military

Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council (external link)