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Science & Technology Degrees






Oklahoma is apparently losing ground on states in the southern region with respect to the number of bachelor's degrees being conferred in fields of science & technology:

  • Oklahoma's raw number of bachelor's degrees conferred in fields of science & technology increased by 8.4% between 1989-90 and 1993-94 (the 12th highest increase among the fifteen SREB comparison states *);

  • The analogous raw figures for neighboring states increased over the same period by as much as 33% (South Carolina);

  • During this time period, South Carolina surpassed Oklahoma in raw number of science & technology degrees conferred;

  • The overall increase in raw number of science & technology degrees for the fifteen SREB comparison states was 15.2%;

(Source: Southern Regional Education Board, SREB Fact Book on Higher Education 1996/1997)

Footnote:
*  SREB States comprise Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia



Revised 12-02-97