The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board promotes access, affordability, quality,
success, and cost efficiency in the state’s institutions of higher education, through
Closing the Gaps and its successor plan, resulting in a globally competent workforce that
positions Texas as an international leader in an increasingly complex world economy.
The THECB will be recognized as an international leader in developing and implementing
innovative higher education policy to accomplish our mission.
The THECB will promote access to and success in quality higher education across the state
with the conviction that access and success without quality is mediocrity and that quality
without access and success is unacceptable.
The Coordinating Board’s core values are:
Accountability: We hold ourselves responsible for our actions and welcome every opportunity
to educate stakeholders about our policies, decisions, and aspirations.
Efficiency: We accomplish our work using resources in the most effective manner.
Collaboration: We develop partnerships that result in student success and a highly qualified,
globally competent workforce.
Excellence: We strive for preeminence in all our endeavors.