Why Finish?

From now through the year 2018, Oklahoma will have 541,000 job vacancies. Of those, 308,000 will require education beyond high school.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber is partnering with area higher education institutions and local employers to challenge Tulsans to get back in school. The Talent Dividend initiative is a goal to increase the number of certifications and degrees completed by one percentage point over the next five years.

Whether you finish for your community, your family or your own personal fulfillment, college completion has an impact greater than any one person. Education is an economic driver. For the Tulsa area, increasing college attainment by just one percentage point would have a $646 million economic impact.

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    Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools

    Going back to school doesn't mean starting at the beginning. A number of higher education institutions in the Tulsa area are committed to helping adult students complete their certification or degree by maximizing existing credit hours and offering fast track completion programs. Click here for a list of participating colleges and technical schools.

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    Most Recent Blog Post

    Tulsa joins national network to increase post-high school degree attainment

    March 5, 2015

    Tulsa is one of 20 cities joining Lumina Foundation’s nationwide Community Partnership for Attainment, which seeks to create and strengthen collaborative partnerships to increase postsecondary degree and certification attainment, the organization announced Thursday. As part of the 75-city partnership, Tulsa will receive technical assistance, targeted funding, planning tools and data, networking and professional development opportunities. Local efforts will be coordinated with the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s education and workforce division and numerous local partners. […]