2018 Almanac - Page 8



2017
INTRODUC TION
TEXAS
PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
ALMANAC
How Does Texas Compare to the Rest of the Country?
NATIONAL CONTEXT
Ranking by State
STATEWIDE
60X30TX
NATIONAL
CONTEXT
NATIONAL
The bar charts on this page show how Texas
compares to the rest of the country by
data category. For each category, national
comparison data show the highest-performing
state, the lowest-performing state, and Texas,
in context of the two states that performed
just above, just below, or at the same level.
See p. 90 for national data sources.
Six-Year IPEDS*
Graduation Rate at FourYear Institutions
Rank State
1
Massachusetts
1.
Massachusetts
30
Wyoming
30. Wyoming
54.0%
31
Texas 31. Texas
53.3%
32
South
Dakota
32.
South
Dakota
52.6%
50
Alaska50. Alaska
COMPARISONS
PROFILES: 4-YEAR
PROFILES: 2-YEAR
APPENDIX
70.9%
32.9%
Educational Attainment**
Some college, no degree
Associate degree
Rank State
Rank State
1
Alaska
19
Colorado
20
Texas
21
Alabama
50
Massachusetts
%
1
North Dakota
22.0%
43
Oklahoma
21.8%
44
Texas
21.6%
44
West Virginia
50
Louisiana
27.5%
15.9%
Bachelor’s degree
%
Rank State
1
Colorado
25
Wisconsin
6.9%
26
Texas
6.9%
26
Alaska
50
West Virginia
13.1%
7.4%
6.1%
Graduate or professional degree
%
Rank State
Massachusetts
18.9%
32
Ohio
10.0%
18.7%
33
Texas
9.7%
18.7%
33
Kentucky
9.7%
50
North Dakota
11.7%
Math mean
Rank State
Rank State
Minnesota
47
Florida
48
Score
1
Illinois
481
46
Alaska
Texas
466
47
49
Idaho
465
50
Delaware
458
607
Writing mean
Public, two-year
1
California
2
New Mexico
3
Texas
4
Arizona
50
New Hampshire
Score
Rank State
1
Illinois
479
47
Alaska
Texas
478
48
48
Florida
475
50
Idaho
622
453
Score
Rank State
1
Massachusetts
460
26
West Virginia
Texas
449
27
Texas
49
Idaho
446
27
Colorado
50
Delaware
440
50
Nevada
Public, four-year
592
$
Rank State
$1,244
1
Wyoming
$1,475
21
Iowa
$1,948
22
Texas
$2,025
23
Missouri
50
New Hampshire
$6,979
$
Rank State
1
Idaho
$7,858
30
California
$7,870
31
$8,065
$3,968
$14,538
1
California
22
Wyoming
23
Texas
24
Washington
49
Louisiana
Rank State
$
1
New Jersey
$58,862
19
Nebraska
$56,722
20
Texas
$56,579
21
Maryland
50
Idaho
$81,984
$43,171
* IPEDS graduation rates do not include
students who transfer and graduate from
another institution.
$
Rank State
1
Maryland
$27,388
21
Pennsylvania
Texas
$27,552
22
Texas
32
Ohio
$27,761
23
Wisconsin
50
Massachusetts
50
Mississippi
$6,456
$39,298
Federal
R&D Obligations**
Rank State
$
1
California
$79,367
5
Massachusetts
$79,175
6
Texas
$78,952
7
North Carolina
50
Wyoming
$104,976
$63,358
$ (in thousands)
24.8
20.7
20.6
20.6
17.7
$
$75,847
$55,702
$55,653
$55,638
$40,593
Educational
Appropriations per FTSE**
Rank State
$
1
Wyoming
$1,566,038
12
North Dakota
$1,362,502
13
Texas
$7,748
$1,171,335
14
Arkansas
$7,626
50
New Hampshire
$2,591
$3,908,676
$27,786
** Educational appropriations: SHEEO FY 2015; educational attainment and median
household income: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 ACS 1-Year Estimates; federal R&D
obligations: National Science Foundation (NSF) WebCASPAR data, FY 2014.
TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
Score
Median
Household Income**
Private, four-year
Average Faculty Salary, All Ranks
Four-year institutions
Two-year institutions***
Rank State
7.7%
Average Composite
Average Tuition & Fees
Rank State
18.4%
ACT Scores
Critical Reading mean
1
%
1
24.8%
SAT Scores
6
%
$17,300
$7,766
*** Faculty salaries at two-year institutions
were not reported for Vermont.

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