Higher Education Success

Higher Education programs are designed to increase the number of students who complete two-year or four-year degrees or technical certification. Texas and national workforce projections suggest that, over the next decade, 60 percent of the workforce will require a higher education credential to be gainfully employed. Additionally, long-term research revealed that only 20 percent of Texas students earn a college degree 11 years after beginning the eighth grade. That number drops to less than 10 percent for low-income and underserved students, who represent more than 60 percent of the Texas public student base.

To support the need for higher education credentials, Educate Texas partners with state agencies and cross-sector education providers (school districts, community colleges, and colleges and universities) to design and implement programs, and to build a network of stakeholders able to inform policies that increase the number of students who enroll in, persist and complete higher education.


The Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) connects and supports college access initiatives across Texas, with the goal of increasing access to college and certificate programs. We believe aligning efforts across the state will help college access providers achieve a greater impact than any one provider could alone. 
The Texas Student Success Council is a group of diverse education leaders committed to shaping the state policy dialogue around increasing higher education attainment and preparing students to compete in the 21st century economy.
Career Connect TX is a peer-learning network that brings together leaders from across the state to build education-to-workforce pathways that lead Texans to livable-wage jobs. Leaders from community colleges and workforce organizations partner to develop and expand innovative, modern work-based learning experiences coupled with academic instructional experiences that address employer needs in high-demand careers.