Texas Higher Ed Graduations Increase, Board Finds

Texas public universities awarded more than 50,000 bachelor’s degrees in spring 2013, an increase of more than 5,000 from 2012, according to preliminary data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

The stats were revealed Wednesday in a presentation to House Higher Education Chairman Dan Branch, R-Dallas, at the board’s Austin headquarters. Officials also used the opportunity to show off a new high-tech conference room that they plan to use to examine data related to their “Closing the Gaps by 2015 plan, an effort to bring the state’s higher education statistics in line with other ...

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