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

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 … Continue reading

Attention college students: You may have earned a degree without knowing it

If you’re cash-strapped, here’s a well-trodden path toward a bachelor’s degree: Start at community college, which is cheaper and more flexible; get a bunch of credits there; then transfer to a four-year college to finish. It’s estimated that about a quarter of community … Continue reading

‘Tulsa’s radical idea’: Tulsa Achieves scholarship program featured on NPR

Tulsa Community College’s groundbreaking Tulsa Achieves scholarship  program is gaining national attention yet again. The program, which offers free tuition to any Tulsa County student who graduates high school with a 2.0 GPA, was featured in an NPR story this week entitled “College For Free: … Continue reading

Chamber offers numerous education, workforce resources

By Brian Paschal, SVP, Education & Workforce division Growing, attracting and retaining skilled workers in northeastern Oklahoma is a key goal of the Tulsa Regional Chamber — so much so that the Chamber dedicates an entire division to the endeavor. … Continue reading

The Power of the Prize

By Noël Harmon, director, National Talent Dividend I’ve been traveling for a few days and came into the office early to catch up on work; however, before I got to the meat of my day, I received an e-mail from … Continue reading

Meeting the Money Challenges of Adult College Students

by Mary Johnson, Financial literacy expert, Higher One Are you a single parent, stay-at-home mom, or working adult who wants to return to school in hopes of securing a brighter financial future?  The good news is that you’re not alone.  … Continue reading

When does it pay to go back to school in midlife?

By Nancy Collamer Getting a degree or certificate won’t guarantee a job. Here’s what you need to know to increase your chances of finding new work. I suspect many Americans in their 50s and 60s are considering going back to … Continue reading

The Forgotten College Student

by Quentin Wilson, President and CEO, ALL Management Corporation Who do you typically think about when you visualize someone going to college? Is he or she one of the more than three million high school students graduating each year? Or … Continue reading

Who’s going back to school?

We know that recent high school graduates are heading to college soon. But that’s not all. Plenty of adults are making their way to university or back to university; check out this awesome graphic from Office of Vocational and Adult … Continue reading

Cherokee Nation, RSU Partnership to Cover Virtually All College Costs for Qualified Students

NEWS July 24, 2013 A new partnership between Rogers State University and the Cherokee Nation will provide significant scholarships that will cover essentially all college costs for qualified applicants. When coupled with free federal student aid, the Cherokee Promise Scholarship … Continue reading