Declines expected to continue in Oklahoma's Promise enrollment

The State Regents for Higher Education expect 18,300 students to enroll in the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship program during the 2014-2015 academic year, a 5.2 percent decline from this year's enrollment.
by Silas Allen Modified: October 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm •  Published: October 18, 2013

Fewer high school students have enrolled in the program in recent years, signaling a decline in the number of students who receive the scholarship once they reach college. According to State Regents records, the number of high school students enrolled is expected to drop to 9,600 in 2014, marking the first time since 2009 the total high school enrollment has dipped below 10,000.

During Thursday's meeting, the board approved the program's funding estimate for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The total estimate comes to $61 million, with $57 million coming from the general revenue fund and the remaining $4 million from the program's trust fund reserve.

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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