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Murray State College takes part in Degrees When Due completion initiative

October 02, 2019


Murray State College has been selected to join Degrees When Due, a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), with the goal of assisting students who have some college credit to complete their degrees. Oklahoma is one of 20 states participating in the nationwide initiative.

As one of eight colleges and universities selected from Oklahoma, Murray will participate in best practices in degree reclamation and will provide targeted support while reengaging students who have paused or stopped their studies. Murray’s participation in the initiative is facilitated through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

                “The Degrees When Due initiative will help support and partner with student success programs currently in place at MSC.  Our goal is to guide all students toward completion of their degrees,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

Degrees When Due will grant Murray access to a variety of resources to evaluate students’ previously earned credits in order to determine the most efficient pathway to graduation. The program will benefit the many Oklahomans identified as having some college credit but no degree.

“Our Degrees When Due institutional and state partners are building a strong pathway to degree attainment for all students, including by providing an on-ramp for those who have paused their studies or ‘stopped-out,’” said IHEP President Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. “IHEP enthusiastically welcome the selected institutions and states to this effort. Through this initiative, they will increase student success, serve as a diverse set of student populations, and join us in addressing degree completion which is one of higher education’s most pressing challenges.”

For more information on Degrees When Due at MSC, contact academic advisement at 580-387-7203 or