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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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Since 2000, Texas has opened the doors of college for 540,000 more students, to include doubling enrollments for Hispanics and African Americans. Annual postsecondary credentials have increased by 61%, with postsecondary attainment for Hispanics and African Americans at historic levels. And Texas universities were responsible for more than $3.75 billion in research and development expenditures in 2011. Few states can match these accomplishments. But our competitors are not standing still. Texas is getting better, but not fast enough to be a leader in the global economy.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's mission is to promote 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.

While we remain committed to achieving parity with leading states such as California, New York, and Massachusetts, we are preparing to compete with international powers like China, Korea, and Germany.

Board Member

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board was created by the Texas Legislature in 1965 to "provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students." The Coordinating Board meets quarterly in Austin. Board meetings are usually broadcast via the Internet as well.

The Board is made up of nine members appointed by the Governor for six-year terms. The Governor also appoints the chair and vice-chair. No Board member may be employed in education, serve as a community college trustee or university regent.


Welcome to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Web site. Our mission is to provide the Legislature advice and comprehensive planning capability for higher education, to coordinate the effective delivery of higher education, to administer programs efficiently, and to improve higher education for the people of Texas.

Our work is guided by the state’s higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015, which aims to close the educational gaps within Texas and between Texas and other leading states in student participation, student success, and institutional excellence and research.

Our priority is to provide an affordable, accessible, and high quality system of higher education that prepares individuals for a changing economy and workforce that furthers the development and application of knowledge through instruction, research, and public service.

I hope you find the information available on this Website useful and informative.