About THECB

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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through the state's higher education plan, 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.

To maintain global competitiveness, Texas must graduate more students with postsecondary credentials, including degrees and certificates. 

Texas made great strides in college attainment and completion over the past 15 years, but we must do better, faster, to provide economic prosperity for our rapidly growing population. Our goal is to have at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 have a certificate or degree by 2030.

The 60x30TX plan is an ambitious challenge to our higher education system. It was designed to dramatically increase educational achievement and workforce readiness, while managing student debt relative to income, throughout the state. This will translate into continued growth for Texas and greater opportunity for Texans in the global economy.

The THECB is governed by a board appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott and led by the board’s appointee, Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes. Commissioner Paredes delivered an annual “State of Higher Education” speech for 2016. Learn more about the board as well as the functions and staff of the THECB by visiting www.THECB.state.tx.us.