ERIC Number: ED426719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-20
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Potential Needs for Postsecondary Education Services in Different Regions of Oklahoma.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
An assessment was made of the potential need for postsecondary education at different levels in Oklahoma. The objective of this assessment was to provide an overall framework within which the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education could establish priorities for the development of new learning sites. The assessment did not attempt to examine the need for specific academic programs and services in each region. Basic methodology employed in the assessment was to relate data on Fall 1996 postsecondary education enrollments in each count to relevant data from the 1990 U.S. Census and high school graduation data for Spring 1996. Findings include the following: (1) counties varied significantly in their postsecondary education participation, by level (e.g. 2-year, 4-year, graduate) and attendance (part-time, full-time); (2) the availability of obtaining a college or university within a county strongly influences the population's postsecondary participation; (3) Oklahoma has already invested substantially in higher education facilities throughout the state; and (4) Oklahoma still has a number of underserved areas and populations. The report includes detailed assessment findings, as well as 8 data tables and 11 maps that provide information by county. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma