Rules / Statutes

Texas Administrative Code (TAC)

Rules adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) are part of a larger body of state agency rules that are collected and published by the Office of the Secretary of State as the Texas Administrative Code (TAC). The THECB's rules are codified under Title 19, Part I, of the TAC. Title 19 is Education and Part I is the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The THECB may adopt new rules or amendments to existing rules.

Texas Education Code (TEC)

The Texas Legislative Council makes Texas Statutes available online at Most of the statutes applicable to the THECB are found in the Education Code, Title 3.

Negotiated Rulemaking (NRM)

TEC 61.0331 requires the THECB to engage in negotiated rulemaking with institutions of higher education and other affected entities when adopting policies, procedures, or rules relating to certain matters. Information related to NRM committees can be found at Negotiated Rulemaking Committees.