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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, 2010
Texas launched its ambitious strategic plan for higher education, "Closing the Gaps by 2015," in the year 2000 to create a statewide vision for closing the higher education gaps within Texas and between Texas and other leading states. The plan focuses on bringing Texas to national parity in four critical areas of higher education:…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Student Participation, Hispanic American 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, 2008
In 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature included a rider to the General Appropriations Act for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The rider directed the agency to coordinate with the Texas Education Agency to develop and implement plans to align adult basic education with postsecondary education. The Coordinating Board, in collaboration…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Basic Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Benefits
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
The purpose of this document, the first of a two-part report, is to examine doctoral education delivered at public universities and health-related institutions in Texas. The second part of the report, due in October, 2004, will provide recommendations for enhancing its effectiveness in closing the gaps in participation, success, excellence, and…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Universities, Academic Persistence, National Programs
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
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
Closing the Gaps by 2015 was adopted in October 2000 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with strong support of the state's educational, business, and political communities. The plan, which is directed at closing educational gaps within Texas, as well as between Texas and other states, has four goals: (1) to close the gaps in student…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Student Participation, Higher Education, State Standards
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
This report was developed in response to Texas Education Code 61.051(i), requiring the Coordinating Board to develop a long-range plan for higher education, by region. A wide variety of factors, including educational attainment of the current population, existing degree programs, programs where significant unmet need may exist, programs provided…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Planning, Demography, Enrollment Trends
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
With the repeal of the statewide ad valorem tax in 1981, many state colleges and universities no longer had resources for construction, improvements, major repair and renovation, and the acquisition of capital equipment. The Legislature recognized the need to provide permanent capital funding for those colleges and universities not participating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Colleges, State Legislation, Funding Formulas
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
House Bill 3590, passed by the 77th Texas Legislature, established the Texas Fund for Geography Education. The legislation permits the Board to enter into an agreement with the National Geographic Society to develop and operate an endowment fund, the earnings of which will be available for competitive grants to fund partnerships which enhance…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Grants, Endowment Funds, Geography Instruction
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
More than two years ago, the Coordinating Board directed its University Formula Advisory Committee to renew efforts to conduct a cost study to validate the relative weights contained in the matrix. This report provides a summary of the results of the study. The methodology was developed and presented to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Funding Formulas, Advisory Committees, Educational Finance
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