Postsecondary Completion Profile: Central Texas & El Paso

Postsecondary Completion Profile data for
Central Texas & El Paso.


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Postsecondary Completion Profile

E3 Alliance research shows that Central Texas students who do not complete a postsecondary credential within six years of finishing high school have a 12% chance of earning a living wage. Completion rates measure how many higher education enrollees complete their postsecondary credential within six years of high school graduation.

The journey to postsecondary completion starts early on. Research shows that full-day, low-ratio pre-kindergarten, accelerated middle school math completion, and the amount and type of math taken in high school are all associated with higher postsecondary completion rates. When education systems support all students across the Pre-K through postsecondary continuum, they are more likely to complete a postsecondary credential and achieve their postsecondary and career goals.

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5,888 / 10,201

Central Texas

Postsecondary Completion Rate (Within Six-Years)


2,984 / 6,714

El Paso

Postsecondary Completion Rate (Within Six-Years)

Postsecondary Completion Within Six Years of Graduation Increasing in Last Five Years

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Disparities Exist in Postsecondary Completion by Household Income

Disparities in Postsecondary Completion by Household Income Have Not Decreased in Texas

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Postsecondary Completion Within Six Years of Graduation Varies by Race

Disparities in Postsecondary Completion by Race Persist Over Time

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Digging Deeper: Gender, Income, and Race Play a Role in Postsecondary Completion Rates

Postsecondary Completion Rates Within 6-Years, 2017

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Target Name: Central Texas | Target: CTX

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About this data:

E3 Alliance relies primarily on data from the University of Texas Education Research Center (ERC). This data allows for a longitudinal understanding of postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion, based on where and when a student graduates from high school. This data pertains to graduates from within the state of Texas who enroll in Texas postsecondary institutions within one year of graduating from high school.

Following are items to note:

The year of the data represents the year of high school graduation. Measuring completion requires six years to elapse. The graphs below present postsecondary completion data for the graduating class of 2015.

Cohort: First-time 9th grade students who graduate within four years, including students who transfer in

Outcomes that reference data from 2021, 2022, or 2023 do not include San Marcos CISD, due to a data discrepancy.

The conclusions of this research do not necessarily reflect the opinions or official position of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, or the State of Texas.