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
Statewide, 41 percent of Texans ages 25 to 34 had a certificate or degree in 2015, up from 38.3 percent in 2013. To ensure progressive improvement of educational attainment throughout the plan years, Texas set statewide benchmarks of 48 percent by 2020 and 54 percent by 2025.
Two-year institutions can support the effort to reach the goal of 60 percent by 2030 by strengthening connections and partnerships with local and regional organizations. Four-year institutions can help by building or strengthening similar connections.