Fallin announces ‘Launch Oklahoma' to increase post-secondary education attainment

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Gov. Fallin announced new goals for post-secondary degree attainment
  • The state aims to increase education attainment to 70 percent of Oklahomans by 2025
  • It's an additional 600,000 people.

Governor Mary Fallin announced a goal to increase post-secondary education in Oklahoma from 40 percent to 70 percent by 2025.

"Projections show that in 2025, 77 percent of the state's new labor market will require greater than a high school diploma, highlighting the critical need for higher education. The workplace is changing rapidly with the growth of technology, and it is vital that today's students possess the skills to meet this reality," Fallin said.

According to a release, the state projects nearly 600,000 more workers will need a post-secondary degree to succeed in the changing marketplace.

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