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Reach Higher is an adult degree completion initiative led by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. 

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DirectComplete student interest form now available online

DirectComplete: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

We officially launched Reach Higher: DirectComplete on November 14, 2018, and with our student interest form active online, we are currently recruiting students to enroll for the current semester. If you have not done so, please check out our DirectComplete webpages, and familiarize yourself with the student interest form and your institution’s contact page at…

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DirectComplete focuses on critical occupations

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (NEOAM) Fire Dawgs.

The Reach Higher: DirectComplete program is focused on 100 critical occupations, as listed by the Oklahoma Works Critical Occupations list. Typically, financial aid support, supportive services and navigator assistance will be provided to nontraditional students pursuing degrees that are associated to a critical occupation at a Reach Higher: DirectComplete participating college or university. However, when…

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State Regents to Launch New Adult Degree Completion Program

Reach Higher Direct Complete program signing

What: News conference with photo, video and news opportunity as the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education launch Reach Higher: DirectComplete, a new adult degree completion program When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Where: Oklahoma State Capitol, Blue Room, 2nd floor Who: State Regent Ann Holloway, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; Chancellor Glen D. Johnson; representatives from…

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Reach Higher Participants, Supporters Gather for Recognition Ceremony

2018 Reach Higher Reception

Approximately 150 Reach Higher students and their families, faculty, and representatives from participating Reach Higher institutions recently gathered at the Oklahoma History Center to honor current Reach Higher participants, 2018 graduates, faculty and other educational partners. Speakers included Chancellor Glen D. Johnson and former Oklahoma Secretary of State Dave Lopez, who inspired students to complete…

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State Regents Receive Lumina Foundation Grant for Adult Promise Program

Oklahoma Reach Higher students graduating from Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC).

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education were recently approved for a grant of more than $777,000 over a three-year period from Lumina Foundation to support the Oklahoma Adult Promise program. The grant is designed to provide opportunities for adults to return and complete degree programs with funding and support from partnerships developed to ensure…

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State Regents, Tribal Education Departments National Assembly Sign Memorandum of Understanding

During their meeting Thursday, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly signed a memorandum of understanding that expands collaboration and support between the agencies through shared resources, expertise and technical assistance to Tribal Education Departments involved in Oklahoma higher education initiatives. “The State Regents and TEDNA share a…

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Record Number of Adult Students Expected to “Reach Higher” This Fall

Oklahoma Reach Higher students graduating from Connors State College.

Enrollment is now open at 23 Oklahoma public college and university campuses for an innovative program designed to help working adults complete a degree. Reach Higher, Oklahoma’s degree completion program, offers two associate degrees and a bachelor’s degree to students who have earned college credit in the past and now want to complete a college…

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Statewide Program Expands to Allow Adults to Complete Associate Degree

Adults wanting to complete an associate degree now have a personalized, affordable and flexible option through the expansion of Reach Higher, Oklahoma’s degree completion program. Reach Higher began in 2007, offering a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership at nine regional universities. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved an associate degree completion…

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Award-winning Statewide College Program for Adults Enters Its Second Year

As Oklahoma’s college program for adults begins its second year, it has generated hundreds of college credit hours statewide and won a regional education award. And, enrollment is now open for new students who want to join the program’s success and finish their bachelor’s degrees. “ReachHigher: Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program” is designed for adults who…

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Award-winning Statewide College Program for Adults Enters Its Second Year

Oklahoma Reach Higher nursing students from Connors State College.

As Oklahoma’s college program for adults begins its second year, it has generated hundreds of college credit hours statewide and won a regional education award. And, enrollment is now open for new students who want to join the program’s success and finish their bachelor’s degrees. “ReachHigher: Oklahoma’s Degree Completion Program” is designed for adults who…

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