The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board houses a wealth of information about Texas students and their journeys through postsecondary education. Key resources are highlighted below; you can access these and much more at http://www.txhighereddata.org/.
Texas’s strategic plan for higher education identifies four goals for the state. By the year 2030:
- 60 percent of 25- to 34-year-old Texas residents will hold a postsecondary credential.
- Two-year and four-year institutions will award 550,000 credentials annually.
- 80% of Texas completers will have a job or continue their education within one year of graduation.
- Median Texas student loan debt will equal 60% or less of median wages.
Learn how we are progressing toward those goals at www.60x30tx.com.
THECB’s Accountability site provides a more in-depth view of our state’s progress toward 60X30TX goals. Users can generate reports for each goal, filter results by institutional type and control as well as student demographics, and download data for further analysis. This resource is an excellent tool for researchers.
THECB publishes its higher education almanac annually, providing the public with fresh data on state progress toward 60X30TX goals, long-term outcomes for the latest 8th grade cohort, transfer student success, and other topics of interest. The almanac also includes quick facts about every public two-year and four-year institution in the state.
THECB’s interactive attainment map provides a visual representation of education levels for 25- to 34-year-olds across the state. Zoom in to see detail at the regional, city, or even neighborhood level.