The list of high-demand fields for FY 24 was assembled from a list of the 25 occupations that provide at least a median wage, require education or training beyond high school but below a bachelor’s degree, and are projected to experience the most growth in each of the 10 higher education regions. These 25 occupations are based on data from the Texas Workforce Commission. The list also includes occupations that appear in at least seven of the 10 regional lists or in any region’s top five. Every academic field associated with those occupations was added to the list of high-demand fields.

High-demand fields combine the critical fields under the legacy student success points system with additional fields determined through the new methodology described above.

FY 2024 Community College Formula Funding: High-Demand Fields
Fundable credentials of value in the following CIP codes qualify for the “high-demand” bonus in the performance tier – Updated 6/26/23
CIP Code Field
11 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
14 Engineering
15 Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians
27 Mathematics and Statistics
40 Physical Sciences
0101 Agricultural Business Management
0102 Agricultural Mechanization
0302 Environmental/Natural Resources Management and
1302 Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
1312 Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
1314 Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language
1907 Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services
2200 Non-Professional Legal Studies
2203 Legal Support Services
3001 Biological and Physical Sciences
4102 Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians
4103 Physical Science Technologies/Technicians2
4302 Fire Protection
4604 Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection
4701 Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technologies/Technicians
4702 Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
4703 Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies/Technicians2
4706 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies
4707 Energy Systems Maintenance and Repair Technologies/Technicians
4902 Ground Transportation
5102 Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
5106 Dental Support Services and Allied Professions
5107 Health and Medical Administrative Services
5108 Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
5109 Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
5110 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions
5118 Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions
5123 Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
5126 Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies
5127 Medical Illustration and Informatics
5131 Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
5132 Health Professions Education, Ethics, and Humanities
5133 Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems
5134 Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services
5138 Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
5139 Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
5203 Accounting and Related Services