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The Commissioner of Higher Education

Message from the Commissioner

Welcome to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's website. Our mission is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through the state's higher education plan, 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.

To maintain global competitiveness, Texas must graduate more students with postsecondary credentials, including degrees and certificates. Currently, only 35 percent of this population holds a two or four-year degree. If we include certificate programs, that number increases to just 38 percent.

Texas made great strides in college attainment and completion over the past 15 years, but we must do better, faster, to provide economic prosperity for our rapidly growing population. Our goal is to have at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 have a certificate or degree by 2030.

The 60x30TX plan is an ambitious challenge to our higher education system. It was designed to dramatically increase educational achievement and workforce readiness, while managing student debt relative to income, throughout the state. This will translate into continued growth for Texas and greater opportunity for Texans in the global economy.

I hope you find the information available on this website useful and informative. For more information on our 60x30TX progress, please visit http://www.60x30tx.com/.

Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D.
Commissioner of Higher Education

Raymund Paredes
Raymund A. Paredes, Ph.D.

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