National Report Praises Oklahoma's Four-Year Colleges For Efficiency But Says Two-Year Schools Lag

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Oklahoma's four-year colleges and universities got high marks for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in a national report released Tuesday.

But two-year colleges in the state didn't fare as well, lagging behind similar institutions in nearby states.

The report, “Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education,” comes from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for a Competitive Workforce.

The report gives states' four-year and two-year schools letter grades in criteria including efficiency and cost-effectiveness, transparency and accountability and student access and success.

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