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Reach Higher


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

African-Americans Can Reach Higher

Oklahoma Reach Higher student graduating from Langston University.

It’s no secret that American higher education has a dropout problem. About one in three students who enroll in college never earn a degree. Many lower-income and middle-class students excel in high school only to falter in college and then struggle to get good jobs. Students who complete their degrees typically go on to earn…

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Resources for Single Parents to Go Back to College

Student at Eastern Oklahoma State College

There are many resources for single parents who want to return to school to complete their college degree. Click on the links to go to the appropriate website for more information about the scholarship/grant and application process. There are seven scholarships available for single moms: Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship Bernice Murray Scholarship…

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Four Tips for Single Parents Returning to School

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Single parents can finish their degrees, too. Returning to school after having a child presents its own set of challenges, but those challenges can be magnified if you don’t have a plan. Here are four tips for single parents returning to school to complete their college degree. Tip #1 Write Down Your Goals Make your…

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Oklahomans Can Explore Opportunities to Return to College During Reach Higher: RECONNECT Week


NEWS RELEASE For Immediate ReleaseJuly 23, 2019Media Contact: Angela CaddellOffice: Oklahomans across the state who have successfully completed some college coursework, but have not yet finished a college degree will have the unique opportunity to submit college admission applications, receive advisement and financial aid counseling, and enroll in college classes with support from knowledgeable…

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Reach Higher: DirectComplete is for Veterans, Too.

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Are you a veteran? Have you served or are you currently serving in one of the U.S. armed forces? You may still qualify for the DirectComplete program even if you are receiving GI Bill or Veterans Affairs’ education benefits. Check out this link to see our program eligibility requirements Each participating college and university…

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

Media Contact July 16, 2019 – The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently launched the newly designed Reach Higher website, targeting working adults with some college credit who wish to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree. The new site consolidates the multiple options available to adult students and provides simpler site navigation, a refreshed…

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Why wait? Finish your degree.

Oklahoma Reach Higher students from Oklahoma State University (OSU) Tulsa campus.

Are you one of the 300,000 Oklahomans who have completed some college, but did not finish your degree? If so, Reach Higher can help. Join us on Saturday, July 27, 2019, as we kick off Reach Higher: RECONNECT Week. Find a campus to visit during RECONNECT Week at By 2020, 30% of jobs in…

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Reach Higher can help you finish your degree!


College and university campuses and Tribal Higher Education offices across the state will be open for working adults and potential students during extended hours, July 29 through Aug. 1. Find locations, dates and times near you, or at your preferred campus, by viewing our map at Participating campuses and Tribal Higher Education departments with…

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It Can Be Your Time…RECONNECT Now!


Find out how you can finish your degree at a Reach Higher: RECONNECT event near you. There will be free, family-friendly activities at your local college or university on July 27. Find resources and a dedicated navigator to assist you in going back to college. Reach Higher: RECONNECT. Saturday, July 27, 2019. Get information about an event near you at

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