Sept. 28, 2020, Austin, Texas – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) launched its 10th annual Texas Public Higher Education Almanac today as part of the agency’s ongoing commitment to provide increasingly useful and actionable information and insight through its rich data resources. The includes national, statewide, and institution-specific data in several key areas, including student demographics, educational attainment, and institutional information. The almanac draws from data in the agency’s accountability system — long recognized as a “best practice” national model for higher education performance data.
“This year’s almanac demonstrates the important strides our Texas institutions of higher education are making to improve student success. For example, statewide six-year public university graduation rates have increased from 55.9% to 63.6% over the last 10 years,” said Commissioner of Texas Higher Education Harrison Keller.“ The almanac helps institutional and system leaders and policymakers identify issues that need more attention. My vision for the Coordinating Board is that we continue to expand our role as a resource to decision makers by refining and improving academic and workforce development programs, supporting students in their pursuit of valuable credentials, and helping displaced Texas workers pursue credentials that open doors of opportunity.”
Over the coming year, the Coordinating Board will work with its institutional partners to expand access to data and tools that give insight into important areas such as students’ progress toward credentials and that help researchers and institutional partners identify areas of strength and opportunity within the Texas higher education system.
THECB Mission Statement
The mission of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is to provide leadership and coordination for Texas higher education and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
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