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Data Access and Management Policy
The State Regents establish the principles governing access to and the dissemination of information gathered and maintained through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's Unitary Data System (UDS). UDS has been in place since 1977. Each semester, approximately 75 data elements are gathered for each student (a person who enrolled, had a class/grade action and paid fees) in Oklahoma higher education.

There are 30 data-reporting entities, institutions and branch campuses in the Oklahoma State System for Higher Education. Some of the private institutions do not participate in UDS, so grand totals including private institutions are not complete. Oklahoma has 25 public higher education institutions, 20 branch campuses and five learning centers. In addition, there are 12 private higher education institutions that are regionally accredited.

The Education Pipeline
"The Education Pipeline" is a representation of the flow of students in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education from high school to college admission, through first-year benchmarks and on to graduation and employment.

Report of the Task Force on the Future of Higher Education (February 2018) (PDF, 5m)
The State Regents established the Task Force on the Future of Higher Education in March 2017 to consider ways to improve degree completion and increase productivity by focusing on modernization, efficiencies and innovation. The task force conducted a systematic and thorough review of the current status of higher education in Oklahoma; examined existing initiatives and best practices; and reported to the State Regents findings and recommendations on strategies that best support improving quality, access, affordability and efficiency in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. Following months of discussion and analysis, the task force unanimously approved its Report on the Future of Higher Education, which outlines the task force’s assessment process and recommendations to strengthen Oklahoma public higher education. The report was unanimously accepted at the State Regents’ Feb. 1, 2018, meeting.

2016 Annual Report, Degrees of Progress: The State of Higher Education in Oklahoma (April 2017) (PDF, 3.9m)
A look at higher education in Oklahoma today and profiles of Oklahoma's 25 colleges and universities.

Report on the Review of the Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics (October 2014) (PDF, 3m)
Review of the Mathematics and English Language Arts Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) standards was conducted by the State Regents in compliance with HB 3399. This report describes the process used by OSRHE to determine whether the English Language Arts and Mathematics PASS standards are college-and career-ready and the findings of the reviewers.

Oklahoma Study of Educator Supply and Demand: Trends and Predictions (September 2015) (PDF, 3m)
OSRHE commissioned American Institutes for Research to conduct a study to better understand both historical and future-predicted trends of educator supply and demand across Oklahoma.

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