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

Friday, September 14, 2012

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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