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Fallin Wants To Boost Oklahoma College Grad Rate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin and state higher education officials will unveil a plan later this month to boost the number of college graduates in Oklahoma.

Fallin mentioned the proposal Monday during a speech to the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Fallin says the program is designed to better prepare high school students entering college and target adults who may have started college but never finished.

She says an estimated 70,000 Oklahomans have accumulated more than 90 hours of college coursework but never completed their degrees. Adding that number of college graduates to the workforce would send what she says is a "strong signal that we're ready and open for business."

Fallin's Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez says the program will involve incentives to students and businesses.

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