ERIC Number: ED484055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Higher Education Assistance (HEA) Pilot Program: A Report on the Implementation and Effectiveness of the HEA Pilot Program, Fiscal Year 2004.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
This publication is the third annual report and focuses on the expansion and results of the program after three years. The General Appropriations Act passed by the 78th Legislature contained a rider (Rider 29, page III-58) which continued the HEA Pilot Program for the current biennium. The rider requires that prospective students in high schools with college going rates in the lowest 10 percent of all public high schools be provided with assistance in completing applications and financial aid documents for college enrollment. This direct assistance with college enrollment documents (now called College Enrollment Workshops) for high school students may be provided not only by Coordinating Board staff, but also by institutions of higher education and/or other entities as determined by the Coordinating Board. The principal findings of this report are that the statewide average college-going rate of 12th graders (Class of 2002) from Texas public high schools entering Texas colleges and universities within a year of their graduation was up slightly, to 44.2 percent, and that the high schools in the lowest 10 percent with regard to college-going rates were sending approximately 39 percent or fewer of their students to Texas public colleges or universities. Thus, it appears that there has been some movement in terms of "raising the floor" of college-going rates of the public high schools in the lowest 10 percent, compared to prior years. The following are appended: (1) 2003-2004 First Generation Grant College Student Grant Program Awards; and (2) College for Texans Campaign: Activities by ESC Region. [Document produced by the Division of Participation and Success.]
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.