TULSA - Six major educational institutions in Tulsa are partnering to fight brain drain.
They want to keep Tulsa's best and brightest here in the city.
OU-Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa, ORU, TU, Tulsa Technology Center and Tulsa Community College have formed the Tulsa Alliance for Engineering.
The goal, to make it easier and more streamlined for engineering students to graduate in Tulsa and stay in Tulsa.
School officials say while they will continue to compete for students, this effort will unite them.
"Get more students in the programs, graduate more students to help Tulsa's economy...so it's a friendly rivalry," said OSU-Tulsa President, Howard Barnett.
The schools are going to align their curriculum to make transferring credit hours easier and graduating in four years more attainable.
They hope to have the program in place for students by next fall.
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