A mere 30 percent of students who enroll as freshmen at Sam Houston State in Hunstville graduate in four years. But that is a big step up from where the university was a decade ago, and a nationally recognized advising center is given credit for the strides.Full Story
The top 10 percent rule is a provision that allowed for all Texas high school students who finished in the top 10 percent of their graduating class to be guaranteed admission at any public university in the state.
The intent of the rule was to promote ethnic diversity at Texas colleges and universities. The rule was changed in 2009 to ...
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
Edward Blum's legal defense fund is behind Fisher v. University of Texas, which could halt the use of race in university admissions.Full Story
UPDATED: University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear an affirmative action case that argues the university's race-conscious admissions policy violates the rights of white students.Full Story
A court case involving two University of Texas applicants who believe they were denied admission because they're white threatens to reinvigorate an ideological skirmish that peaked in the late 1990s. The first lawsuit of its kind brought against a university since a pair of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 2003, Fisher v. Texas has observers everywhere wondering if the state's troubled history with race-based admissions makes it the ideal incubator for the next round of affirmative action battles.Full Story