ERIC Number: ED480956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Gaps by 2015: 2003 Progress Report.
Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This report provides an update on progress toward each of the goals of the Closing the Gaps by 2015 plan of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The first goal calls for the addition of 500,000 students to higher education in Texas by 2015. Data show that 78% of the overall 2005 target was reached in 2002, including 71% of the Black target, 35% of the Hispanic target, and 203% of the White target. The second goal, to increase by 50% the number of degrees, certificates and other identifiable marks of student success by 2015, also appears on track. Some 48.2% of the 2005 target was reached in 2002, including 31.9% of the bachelors target, 38.0% of the Hispanic target, 78.7% of the Black target, and only 8.8% of the technology degree target. The third goal asks the state to substantially increase the number of nationally recognized programs or services at colleges and universities. All of the states higher education institutions have chosen at least one program to raise to nationally recognized excellence. The final goal, to increase the level of federal science and engineering research funding in Texas by 50%, is also on track, since 128% of the 2007 federal science and engineering funding target was reached in fiscal year 2001. Data suggest that the state is making excellent progress toward the Closing the Gaps goals. Seven appendixes contain supplemental data for each goal and some information about institutional targets. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Enrollment, Excellence in Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, Research, Student Diversity
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788. For full text: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/pdf/0621.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas