|Despite these positive changes, clear disparities persist, and completion remains a challenge for all student groups. That’s why we identified Student Supports as a key focal point for our philanthropic strategy over the next five years. We’ll work to increase the number of Texas students who complete a certificate, associate degree, or baccalaureate degree leading to a living-wage job—particularly students of color, adult learners, and low-income students—by funding differentiated approaches to support students from all backgrounds, with the intention of generating sustainable institution- and systems-level change.
Dig Into the Data
With the help of Education First and other partners in the field, we explored current data on Texas students to develop our strategy. Below are some of the findings we found most compelling.