Tribpedia: Higher Ed Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board advises legislators about higher education statewide and coordinates higher education services across Texas.

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 ...

Texas A&M Kingsville Army ROTC cadets  (l-r) Andrew Wilson, Nathaniel Estes, Octavio Calleja-Ponce, Daniel Obrego and Cristian Barriosalas raise the flag in front of Texas A&M Kingsville's College Hall on October 26, 2016.
Texas A&M Kingsville Army ROTC cadets (l-r) Andrew Wilson, Nathaniel Estes, Octavio Calleja-Ponce, Daniel Obrego and Cristian Barriosalas raise the flag in front of Texas A&M Kingsville's College Hall on October 26, 2016.

Attempts to overhaul Hazlewood veterans tuition program are losing steam

A change of heart by a powerful lawmaker and vocal opposition by veterans groups have imperiled hopes for a major overhaul of Texas' free tuition program for veterans and their kids. 

University of Houston President Renu Khator (center) and Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan were among those who testified during a May 10, 2016, House Higher Education Committee hearing.
<p>University of Houston President Renu Khator (center) and Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan were among those who testified during a May 10, 2016, House Higher Education Committee hearing.</p>

Will Texas universities face perfect storm of cuts?

The top three sources of revenue for Texas public universities are all being targeted for reductions or freezes by federal or state government leaders. 

Gov. Greg Abbott discusses the Governor's University Research Initiative grant program at the Governor's Mansion during a reception on March 6, 2017.  Renowned electrical engineering professor Tom Overbye (third from the right), who recently joined Texas A&M University, is shown standing behind Abbott.
Gov. Greg Abbott discusses the Governor's University Research Initiative grant program at the Governor's Mansion during a reception on March 6, 2017. Renowned electrical engineering professor Tom Overbye (third from the right), who recently joined Texas A&M University, is shown standing behind Abbott.

It cost $9 million to attract a top engineer to A&M. Was that worth it?

The state spent big to recruit professor Thomas Overbye to Texas A&M University. But lawmakers are questioning whether it should devote millions to make similar hires in the future. 

Senate Higher Education Committee chair Kel Seliger listens to a witness during a hearing April 26, 2016 on higher education tuition rates at the Texas Capitol.
Senate Higher Education Committee chair Kel Seliger listens to a witness during a hearing April 26, 2016 on higher education tuition rates at the Texas Capitol.

Senate panel takes step toward repealing college financial aid law

The Texas Senate Education Committee took an early step in the Senate's efforts to eliminate a rule that forces universities to set aside a portion of tuition revenue to fund scholarships for the needy. 

Tuition costs are rising in Texas as per-student state funding for higher education shrinks.
Tuition costs are rising in Texas as per-student state funding for higher education shrinks.

Texas families are struggling to pay for college — but so is the state

Rising tuition is making it hard for parents and students to pay for college in Texas. But state funding is strained, too. So where will the money come from to grow enrollment and elevate Texas universities?

Gov. Greg Abbott speaking on Sept. 19 at a conference hosted by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Workforce Commission.
Gov. Greg Abbott speaking on Sept. 19 at a conference hosted by the Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Workforce Commission.

Abbott: Texas Shouldn't Emulate "No Longer Relevant" Companies

Unveiling the results of a six-month review by a task force devoted to addressing Texas' evolving workforce needs, Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that the state needs to establish itself as a worldwide research leader.

Texas House Higher Education Committee Chairman John Zerwas (right), R-Richmond, and Vice Chairwoman Donna Howard, D-Austin, take part in a May 10, 2016, committee hearing.
Texas House Higher Education Committee Chairman John Zerwas (right), R-Richmond, and Vice Chairwoman Donna Howard, D-Austin, take part in a May 10, 2016, committee hearing.

In the Texas House, Concern But Less Fervor Over College Tuition

Members of the Texas House Higher Education Committee said they were worried about the rising cost of college in Texas, but stayed away from the criticism and dramatic calls for action heard from the Senate in recent weeks. 

Video: Higher Ed Exceptionalism

At our 11/16 symposium on higher education, I talked about the pursuit of excellence with Southwestern University President Edward Burger; Paul Foster, the chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents; Woody Hunt, chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and University of Texas at El Paso President Diana Natalicio.