University leaders began this year expecting a bruising Texas legislative session, but they came out mostly unscathed. In many ways, the year will be remembered more for what happened on campus — not in the Capitol. Here are the top higher ed stories of 2017.
Use our Texas Higher Ed Outcomes Explorer to track the educational milestones of every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1997 and 2005. You can see figures broken down by county, ethnicity and other factors.
University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven will remain in his job beyond the expiration of his contract at the end of the month. But some of the tensions that made his future seem uncertain remain.
The amount Texas A&M University will pay its new football coach is unprecedented in the state, but no state appropriations will be used for Jimbo Fisher's salary. A&M can afford it because its football program is raking in money.
James O'Keefe will speak at Southern Methodist University on Wednesday, less than a week after The Washington Post reported a woman with possible ties to O'Keefe targeted a Post reporter in a sting operation.
Ruth Simmons, a pioneering college administrator and the first black president of an Ivy League university, thought she was done leading colleges after she retired from Brown University. Five years later, she's back to lead Prairie View A&M.
Eight years after Texas Tech fired football coach Mike Leach, Leach is still fighting his old school for money he thinks he's owed. But a law protecting state entities from lawsuits is hampering his efforts.
When Caitlin Comfort decided to go to medical school, the Yale grad had her heart set on the East Coast. But facing $90,000 per year price tags for tuition, she said no thanks, and started applying to schools back home in Texas.
Mu Delta Alpha, which was founded at UT-Dallas, organizes professional events like career workshops. It's also built around members' sense of Islamic identity. Its founder was looking for a way to have a full college experience.
Use our newly updated Texas Higher Ed Outcomes Explorer to track the educational milestones of every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1997 and 2005. You can see figures broken down by county, ethnicity and other factors.