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Students on the University of Oklahoma campus during the 2016 spring semester.
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The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education may consider raising tuition rates during meetings scheduled for later this month.

eCapitol's Tyler Talley reports Chancellor Glen Johnson said budget cuts that were made during this fiscal year have negatively affected the academic mission and the students at Oklahoma's institutions of higher learning:

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Oklahoma's higher education chancellor says the state's 25 colleges and universities are on track to save $451 million in five years.

Chancellor Glen Johnson told members of a legislative panel Tuesday that the state's higher education institutions have made it a priority to reduce their operating costs between 2011 and 2015.

Johnson says the savings are due to energy conservation, changes in salaries and benefits and changes in some university positions.