2018 Almanac - Page 19



TEXAS
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
ALMANAC
2017
Developmental Education Profile
NATIONAL
Although Texas continues to improve the college readiness of its high school students, those who are not college ready continue to
face serious barriers on their pathway to certificates and degrees. While students entering higher education directly from high school
are more likely to be college ready than are students who do not, more than half of students entering a Texas public two-year
college do not meet state college-readiness standards. This lack of readiness has a negative impact on postsecondary success. Of
every 100 two-year college students who are below the state readiness standard when they enter college, only 36 have graduated
or are still enrolled in higher education after three years, compared to 57 out of every 100 students who enter college ready.
INTRODUC TION
STATEWIDE CONTEXT
Breakdown of College Readiness for First-Time Entering Students by Higher Education Sector
Fall 2015 Cohort
17.7%
60.2%
Not college ready at Texas 2-year colleges
Not college ready at Texas universities
College ready at Texas 2-year colleges
College ready at Texas universities
60%
25
24
26
26
Texas
50%
U.S. average
30%
20%
10%
0%
2011
2016
2003
2006
2009
2012
2015
The decrease in college readiness from 2014 to 2015 may be related to a change in
high school testing policy; specifically, the exit-level TAKS test, which could be used
to show college readiness, is no longer available.
2015 ACT Profile
Profile Report,
Report, Texas
Texas
Source: 2016
Of students below state standard* ...
Fall 2013 Cohort
Cohort total: 117,209
100
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Enrolled in developmental education
58
60
78
Achieved college readiness
55
50
32
Successfully completed first college-level course
37
31
15
*2013 entering cohort tracked two years for readiness measure and two years for college-level course.
Number of students, out of every 100,
who have graduated or are still enrolled
in higher education after two years:
36
Below state
readiness
standards
57
APPENDIX
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PROFILES: 2-YEAR
Developmental Education Pipeline at Public Two-Year Colleges
PROFILES: 4-YEAR
Directly from
high school
Not directly
from high school
40%
COMPARISONS
Percentage of First-Time Public Two-Year College
Students Meeting Texas College-Readiness Standards
Percentage of Students Meeting
ACT Readiness Benchmarks
STATEWIDE
Percentage
of students
not college
ready at Texas
universities
STATEWIDE
OVERVIEW
Percentage of
students not
college ready at
Texas two-year
colleges
60X30TX
College Readiness Among
Texas College Students
College
ready
2017 TEXAS PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION ALMANAC
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