About TxCAN

Our Challenge

The Texas College Access Network (TxCAN) works to combat Texas’ most pressing problems in higher education access.
In 2020, 65% of U.S. jobs will require a postsecondary degree or certificate. Thus, college access is essential for Texas’ 7 million children to thrive. To meet this need, Texas has set a target of 65% high school-to-higher-education enrollment by 2030. This target is called the 60x30TX Plan.
Currently, even though 73% of Texas students apply for college, only 52% enroll. This challenge is known as summer melt.

What We Do

TxCAN is building a network of leaders and organizations across the state who share our commitment to increasing access to higher education. We believe that statewide alignment will help college access providers achieve greater impact.
TxCAN is an initiative of Educate Texas and takes the following approach to drive change in higher education for all Texas students:

  • Convene - We bring together college access leaders from across Texas to discuss the latest challenges, innovations and opportunities related to college access.
  • Train - We connect college access leaders with targeted training opportunities.
  • Systems Change - We partner with system leaders at Texas Education Agency, Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide college access insights and solutions.

About the Texas College Access Network, by the Greater Texas Foundation

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