Students need to be aware of the marketable skills affiliated with their programs. Having a substantial portion of Texas completers who remain in the state and are employed or who are pursuing additional education after completing a credential is important for the state’s future.
To ensure improvement throughout the plan years, Texas set statewide benchmarks of 80 percent for 2020, 2025 and 2030.
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Measures the percent of the Texas population with a postsecondary credential and counts each individual once, including:
- Those who migrate into Texas with credentials
- Those who receive credentials in-state
Focuses on 25- to 34-year-old residents
Includes credentials earned over multiple years
Includes professional and doctoral degrees
Focuses on the percentage of credentials needed to remain globally competitive
Measures the number of credentials Texas institutions of higher education produce each year
Targets all higher education students
Identifies the number of credentials needed to reach this goal by ethnicity, gender, and economic disadvantage
Strengthens the Educated Population goal by increasing the number of educated Texans who contribute to the state’s workforce
Includes interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major
Help students identify their marketable skills and communicate them to employers
Three groups directly influence affordability: Students, two- and four-year institutions, and the state
Finance higher education to provide balance among appropriations, tuition and fees, and financial aid
Implement student financial literacy programs
Fund grants for eligible students
Reduce time to degree through alternative degree pathways