2017 February POINT!

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

• Over 25,000 students graduated from an Oklahoma college or university in 2008-2009. • 5 years later, about 62% of those graduates were found to be working in Oklahoma. • Of those nearly 16,000 statewide graduates, about 60% are working in the Greater Oklahoma City Region while 20% are working in the Tulsa Region. • Of the PhD graduates, 95% work in the Greater Oklahoma City Region. Five years after graduation – How are we doing at retaining our college graduates?

Employed by Industry What industries in the Greater Oklahoma City region employ those graduates?

2,500

2,016

2,000

1,790

1,500

917

1,000

780

705

663

657

503

397

500

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Educational Services

Health Care & Social Assist.

Info., Prof., Scientific Svc.

Wholesale & Retail Trades

Public Administration

Mining & Utilities

Finance, Insurance & RE

MGMT of Cos. & Admin. Svc.

Manufacturing

Employed by Degree Level What degree lev ls do those mploy es in the Greater Oklahoma City region hold?

Doctorate Certificate Certificate (b/w Master's & Doctorate)

18

64

121

Associate in Applied Science Associate in Arts and Sciences First Professional

415

457

851

Bachelor's Master's

1,793

5,821

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1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000

For comprehensive Economic Indicators and Regional Data, please visit your Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Economic Development Division www.greateroklahomacity.com/economicindicators or contact Eric Long, Research Economist – (405)297-8976; elong@okcchamber.com Source: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education – Data After Five Years for All State System Graduates 2008-2009 (Graphs depict data of the 2008-2009 graduates working in the Greater Oklahoma City Region)

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