Texas College Access Network (TxCAN)

Over the past decade, Educate Texas, an initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas, has established a robust public-private partnership that aligned key stakeholders within the public and higher education systems with a focus on increasing the number of low-income, minority, first-generation students who will graduate from high school and attain a higher education credential (two-year, four-year, or technical postsecondary education).

TxCAN’s mission is to increase postsecondary access for all students by building statewide partnerships, strengthening local college access networks, and scaling best practices. 

In order for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to reach its goal of at least 60 percent of 25 – 34 year olds having a certificate or degree by 2030 (60 x 30 TX plan), Educate Texas recognizes that college going rates must be significantly higher. Therefore, it is critical to increase college access across the state for all students. The six strategic focus areas, which have been selected to align with the TxCAN mission, are as follows:

  • Convenings/Networking
  • Professional Development
  • Data
  • Standards/Assessment
  • Sub-grants
  • Policy

Through these efforts, Educate Texas and TxCAN will be able to strengthen local college access networks so that more Texas students will have access to postsecondary opportunities. 

If you have any questions about this work, please contact txcan@cftexas.org.


TxCAN Statewide Measures

Texas’ annual progress over time on key metrics.

TxCAN Measures by Region, County, District and Campus

A snapshot of annual progress compared to the state.

Map of TxCAN Statewide Measures by Region and County

Geographic comparison of key metrics by year.

FAFSA Completion Over Time

Progress over time compared to the state.


Current FAFSA Completion Detail

Last update compared to prior year for state, region, county, district and campus.