Improving Postsecondary Success

By 2030, over 60% of jobs will require a postsecondary credential. Currently, only 22% of Texas students earn a postsecondary degree by the age of 24.

By providing quick and affordable pathways to multiple self-sustaining wage credentials, community colleges are uniquely positioned to meet the demand for re-skilling and up-skilling Texas students. However, state funding for community colleges has steadily declined for the past 30 years.

To learn more about statewide efforts to increase strategic investment in our community colleges, visit the Aim Hire Texas Policy Coalition.

To build the workforce that Texas employers desperately need and maintain our competitive edge in the global economy, we must strategically and meaningfully fund our community colleges. Adopting the recommendations from the Texas Commission on Community College Finance will provide outcomes-based funding reforms that incentivize student success, address workforce skills gaps, increase Texans’ wage-earning potential, and grow the state’s GDP.

Past Legislative Wins in this Area

HB 3 (86R)

HB 3767 (87R)

SB 2118 (85R)

SB 788 (87R)

SB 1102 (87R)

SB 1230 (87R)

HB 8 (88R)

Improving Postsecondary Success & Workforce Development Updates