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. But in fall 2012, the state’s community colleges experienced a drop of 20,000 students from the year before.Full Story
The Coordinating Board is responsible for compiling and analyzing legislative appropriations requests from universities statewide. It recommends formulas for funding universities and community and technical colleges.
The agency collects and analyzes financial, performance and enrollment data from higher education institutions to ...
University chancellors appealed to a Senate committee on Wednesday for more state funding for policies that allow veterans or their dependents to attend college for free.Full Story
A Texas State University System Board of Regents nominee said Monday at a Senate committee hearing that his job as owner of the state's largest alternative teacher certification program would not conflict with his duties as a regent.
According to a new report, students who try to save money on bachelor's degrees by beginning at community colleges tend to borrow as often and as much as their counterparts who begin at a four-year university.Full Story
With affirmation from voters, little stands between the University of Texas at Austin and its desired medical school except hard work and collaboration. It could open as early as 2015, though leaders say 2016 is probably more realistic.Full Story
The attorney general's office has ruled that no laws prevent the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from allowing foreign medical schools to send students to complete their training in Texas hospitals.Full Story
The chairman of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on recent criticism of the agency, its relationship with Texas community colleges and the future of higher education in the state.
Texas A&M University is entering into a partnership with Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth to create a new law school that will be known as the Texas A&M School of Law at Texas Wesleyan University.Full Story
Texas' Higher Education Coordinating Board has released the second edition of its almanac of information on the state's college and universities. This year, for the first time, it includes data on part-time students as well as full-time ones.Full Story
Three key participants in "Generation Texas," an effort to improve the state's college-going culture, discuss the $3 million campaign — and their hopes for higher education attainment statewide.Full Story
Regents from both the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems are meeting this week, and most observers will be watching for their votes on tuition increases.Full Story
Texas medical schools have increased their enrollment by roughly 30 percent in the last decade to help meet the state's demand for doctors. But the number of medical residency positions available in Texas is not keeping pace.Full Story
A new study on Texas’ higher-education policy lays out the tough choices that state lawmakers are facing and throws some cold water on one of their prize programs: the initiative to create more tier-one universities.Full Story
Officials gathered at a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board forum to begin a conversation about tweaking the state's primary need-based financial aid program for college students.Full Story
From contraception and cancer screenings to "Obamacare" and state physician shortages, here's a look at the month ahead in Texas health policy.Full Story
In fiscal 2011, more than $32 million of funding set aside for a key college loan program created by the state — more than one-third of the program’s total funding — never reached Texas students.Full Story
A new funding model for public higher education in Texas is in the works. The latest proposal was revealed today at a committee meeting at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.Full Story
The former University of Texas president and the Houston Endowment's director of research and planning on why new measurements for educational success are necessary and the troubling education situation in Texas.Full Story
Officials from a couple of Texas community colleges and universities told an audience in Austin that $10,000 bachelor's degrees are available now — and more will be within the year.Full Story
Sam Houston State University administrators credit a nationally recognized advising center for moving their graduation rates in the right direction.Full Story
Texas Southern University has the state's lowest graduation rate, but TSU President John Rudley says that steps are being taken to put the university on the right track.Full Story
The state's higher education reform debate may have cooled, but the discussion hasn't frozen. The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education is meeting right now in Austin — and they say they're not giving up the fight.Full Story
UTEP's graduation rates are among the worst in the state, but President Diana Natalicio is adamant that the metric doesn't accurately reflect the institution.Full Story
The four-year graduation rates at Texas' public universities are staggeringly low. State officials acknowledge the numbers are dismal and are working to improve them. But not all higher ed leaders buy into the notion that such metrics matter.Full Story
The new president of the University of Houston-Victoria on whether the institution will remain in the UH System, its plans to play a major role in the state's higher education landscape and its response to Texas' workforce needs.Full Story