ERIC Number: ED475419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Participation and Success Forecast, 2003-2015: Texas Institutions of Higher Education.
Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
The Texas Higher Education Forecasting Board began forecasting enrollments in 1979, and the methodology has remained relatively unchanged. However, the 2003 forecast includes a new section that uses the enrollment (participation) forecast to predict statewide degree production in bachelor's and associate's degrees and certificates (success). The report projects student participation and success, based on current trends, to 2015. Participation in Texas institutions of higher education is expected to reach almost 1.17 million students by 2005, for a growth rate of approximately 7.6% over the 3 years. Then, from 2005 to 2010, participation is expected to increase by 5.7% to provide an additional 67,000 students. Growth is expected to increase by an additional 44,000 students by 2015. In all, Texas higher education institutions are expected to enroll nearly 1.3 million students by 2015. Texas public universities are expected to enroll 517,300 students by 2015, and it is expected that Texas public two-year colleges will enroll more than 631,400 students by 2015. Projections indicate that Texas will fall short, however, of awarding the 59,000 associate's degrees and certificates and the 104,000 bachelor's degrees to achieve the "Closing the Gaps by 20015" success goal. An addendum discusses the "Closing the Gaps" report, and an appendix discusses fall continuing education enrollment at public two-year colleges. (Contains 15 tables and 6 graphs.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Educational Attainment, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788. For full text: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/DataAndStatistics/ .
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas