ERIC Number: ED255249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
A Study of Public Higher Education in the Oklahoma City Area with Special Focus on Community College Services. Report on the Delivery of Comprehensive Community College Services in Metropolitan Oklahoma City.
Priest, Bill J.; And Others
In response to a legislative mandate, a study was conducted to identify and address the basic factors which should be considered in the expansion of postsecondary educational opportunities in metropolitan Oklahoma City, with specific focus on the steps to be taken by Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC). Study findings, based on demographic data, market trends, costs analysis, and manpower needs, included the following: (1) a modest rate of growth in the Oklahoma City area and a slight increase in the age of the citizenry is expected; (2) the northeast and northwest sectors of Oklahoma City lack adequate service by community colleges; (3) there is minimal coordination between Rose State College and OCCC, which were both assigned Oklahoma County and the surrounding area as their service area; (4) state-level structures for coordination and cooperation are required to avoid unwarranted duplication and competition in the expansion of postsecondary education; (5) technological and traditional off-campus instructional delivery systems and extended extension offerings can help meet educational needs cost effectively; and (6) many opportunities for cooperative training efforts with business and industry exist in the area. The report includes a section on background of the study, a national and state overview of changing patterns in higher education, a profile of metropolitan Oklahoma City, a description of the current status and future prospects of OCCC, a discussion of the potential use of alternative delivery systems, and recommendations for meeting the area's educational needs. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Community Coll., OK.
Note: Prepared for the Oklahoma City Community College Board of Regents for presentation to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Oklahoma Legislature.