More Funding Is Needed To Reach College Completion Goals, Higher Education Official Says

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Oklahoma's top higher education official said he's optimistic about the state's college completion goals — but only if lawmakers find money to get the job done.

Glen Johnson, chancellor of Oklahoma's higher education system, said Wednesday that higher education officials would need to make a stronger pitch in the upcoming legislative session for increased funding.

Johnson and Gov. Mary Fallin have made college completion a high priority in recent years, setting a statewide goal of an additional 20,400 degrees and certificates awarded in Oklahoma over the next 12 years.

“We can't do that with budget reductions or even flat budgets,” Johnson said.

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