2018 Almanac - Page 10



APPENDIX
PROFILES: 2-YEAR
PROFILES: 4-YEAR
COMPARISONS
STATEWIDE
60X30TX
60X30TX
NATIONAL
INTRODUC TION
2017
TEXAS
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
ALMANAC
60x30TX
60X30TX
Strategic Plan Update
60x30TX, the state’s new strategic plan for higher education, is focused on student success over the
next 15 years. The plan builds on the success of Closing the Gaps by 2015 and will establish a globally
competitive Texas workforce by 2030. The committee of business and education leaders from across Texas who developed the plan
sought input from more than 5,000 stakeholders statewide.
Achieving the goals of 60x30TX rests heavily on collaboration among stakeholders in higher education, K–12 education, and
the workforce. Supporting students through completion to become more actively engaged citizens and to strengthen the Texas
economy means addressing college affordability and making explicit the workplace skills that students obtain in their programs. As
voiced by Gov. Greg Abbott, “The strength of Texas’ economy is our workforce, and a skilled and educated workforce gives Texas
a competitive advantage … . Texas will be better because of our new focus on 60x30TX, and our brightest years are yet to come.”
60x30TX has four student-centered goals in the areas of attainment, completion, marketable skills, and student debt. The new plan
calls for ambitious, yet realistic, interim targets and strategies that will get Texas to its final goals in 2030.
In 2016, the THECB engaged in numerous activities to communicate and promote 60x30TX to stakeholders. In April 2016, the
THECB hosted a conference on marketable skills as a forum to advance existing discourse about policy, practice, and innovation in
making students aware of the marketable skills they acquire during college. From April to December, the THECB hosted a series of
regional workshops across the state, supported by Lumina Foundation and College for All Texans Foundation. Local leaders from
public schools, institutions of higher education, business and industry, and government and nonprofit organizations attended. The
workshops provided a forum for local leaders to exchange ideas and create partnerships to help achieve the 60x30TX goals. Upon
request, THECB staff has been, and remains, available to present 60x30TX to stakeholder groups.
Since the workshops, the THECB has introduced a new website, 60x30TX.com, to emphasize the goals and targets of the plan and
has engaged in activities to share data on those goals and targets. In addition, the Texas Higher Education Accountability System
has been revised and enhanced to align with 60x30TX. The THECB has dedicated staff, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, to train and assist stakeholders in using these data.
60x30: Educated Population
60x30TX is founded on the critical need for Texas to
produce an educated workforce that is able to adapt and
compete at the highest levels. The world’s most competitive
workforces have younger populations with more education
compared to the United States and compared to Texas.
Only about 41 percent of Texans ages 25–34 have a postsecondary
degree or certificate. The best-educated societies in the world are
at or near 60 percent in this age group. To compete and excel in
this environment, 60x30TX sets an ambitious goal of 60 percent
postsecondary attainment for young adult Texans.
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Those moving
in state already
holding a credential
are included.
GOAL By 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans
ages 25–34 will have a certificate or degree.
40.0%
60.0%
59.0%
41.0%
Not holding
certificate or
degree
Holding
certificate or
degree
Not holding
certificate or
degree
Holding
certificate
or degree
Baseline:
40.3%
See Sources of Data (p. 90) for baseline benchmark years.
TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Those moving out
of state holding
a credential are
not included.
0.7% Doctoral
1.2%
Professional
2030
8
Counting Degree and Certificate Holders in Texas
2015
Master’s
6.2%
21.5%
7.1%
Bachelor’s
Associate
4.3%
Certificate

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