A Regional Approach to Early College and Degree Pathways

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s robust regional approach to creating postsecondary access gets a closer look in this white paper.  Findings revealed the importance of student-centered approaches, innovation with intentionality, and data-sharing as keys to building regional baccalaureate pathways. And for historically underrepresented students, early college high schools and the GTF Scholars program …

Issue Brief: What Does Asset-Based Framing Look Like in Practice?

This brief offers a primer on asset-based approaches that enhance student outcomes. It poses four questions your organization can ask itself to facilitate asset-based approaches in your work and includes two profiles of partner organizations who are effectively utilizing asset-based approaches to support student success. Read more

How to Support Opportunity Youth in Texas

We brought together 80+ people to answer the question, “What would it take to reconnect opportunity youth to education and work equitably and at scale?” This report documents what we learned. Read the Executive Summary and Read the Report

Issue Brief: Financial Access to Postsecondary Education in Texas

Greater Texas Foundation invests in student-centered solutions that allow more Texans to achieve their postsecondary goals. As part of our grantmaking strategy, we support interventions that make college more affordable so cost does not create a barrier to completion of a credential. The following brief presents the most recently available data on the financial needs …

Issue Brief: Student Parents: Challenges and Solutions

About 25% of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions have children. Despite their growing strength in number, however, student parents continue to face unique obstacles that prevent them from attaining credentials at rates comparable to their peers. Student parents’ educational outcomes are not only important for the students themselves, but also have a significant impact on their children and communities. This brief describes …

Data Tool from The Texas Tribune

With support from Greater Texas Foundation, The Texas Tribune developed an interactive tool that allows users to explore higher education outcomes in Texas. Texas Higher Ed Outcomes This tool tracks long-term educational outcomes for every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1997 and 2005.

Issue Briefs: The Pathway to Completion

Only one in five Texas eighth graders will complete some form of postsecondary credential within six years of high school graduation. Greater Texas Foundation works to ensure students remain on a solid education pathway by supporting efforts to ensure Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education. This series …

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