Texas Posting Mixed Results On Higher Education Goals

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Texas is on track to meet key higher education goals by 2015 but is likely to fall short of some others, the state’s commissioner of higher education said today.

“We are doing extremely well in terms of the two most important goals,” enrollment and awarding of certificates and degrees, said Commissioner Raymund Paredes.

“Having said that, we still have some very substantial challenges,” he said, citing Hispanics generally and African American males in particular.

The state is well behind its goal for degrees awarded in so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. 

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