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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2022
Entering the middle of the 21st Century, Texas has the ninth-largest economy in the world, whose success is powered by the increasingly educated workforce. Texans have earned more degrees, certificates, and credentials over the past decade than at any time in history, and Texas has outpaced every other state in growing undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Attainment, Labor Force Development
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2018
Twelve years remain in the "60x30TX" higher education plan for Texas. The overarching goal of the plan is for 60 percent of young adult Texans, ages 25-34, to have a certificate or degree by 2030. This is the third "60x30TX" progress report issued by the THECB. It provides breakouts and explanations of the "60x30TX"…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Planning, Educational Attainment, Statewide Planning
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2015
Higher education improves the lives of Texans. This new higher education plan, 60x30TX, focuses on the common goal by striving for 60 percent of the 25- to 34-year-old Texas population to hold a certificate or degree by 2030. The plan seeks to increase student success through the combined expertise and resources of many stakeholders. Because of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Attainment, Graduation
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2010
Persons classified as residents for higher education purposes under Texas law may pay in-state tuition. Although Texas does not have any programs specifically for undocumented students, some undocumented persons are among those who are eligible for in-state tuition under current residency statutes. The residency statutes for higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tuition, Residence Requirements, In State Students
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
The Texas College and Career Readiness Standards define what students should know and be able to accomplish in order to succeed in entry-level college courses or skilled workforce opportunities upon graduation from high school. This paper answers the following questions: (1) Who developed the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards?; (2) What…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Graduation Requirements
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
Obtaining more federal funds is the expressed research goal in "Closing the Gaps by 2015." It states: By 2015, increase the level of federal science and engineering research and development obligations to Texas institutions to 6.5 percent of obligations to higher education institutions across the nation. In 2006, Texas institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Cancer, Engineering
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
Prior to 2003, the Texas Legislature had the regulatory authority to set tuition rates, generally mandating that the same statutory and designated tuition rate be charged across the state. Tuition deregulation became effective September 1, 2003, and universities began increasing designated tuition in spring 2004. This article answers the following…
Descriptors: Tuition, Public Colleges, Student Costs, Fees
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
All public institutions of higher education except community colleges and the Texas A&M University System College of Dentistry receive funding for construction and other capital purposes from the Permanent University Fund (PUF) or the Higher Education Fund (HEF) (sometimes referred to as the Higher Education Assistance Fund or HEAF). The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, State Aid
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students. Most of the statutes that are applicable to THECB are found in the Texas Education Code, Title 3, Section…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Boards of Education, Trustees, Administrative Organization
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
The issue of retention is a persistent problem in higher education. For the past 100 years, the institutional graduation rate has stubbornly held at the 50 percent mark: half of all students entering higher education fail to realize their dreams and aspirations based on earning a certificate or degree. For students of color in particular, the…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Graduation Rate, Higher Education, Student Diversity