Postsecondary Enrollment Profile
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9,307 / 20,331
Postsecondary Enrollment Rate
11,020 / 19,950
Rio Grande Valley
Postsecondary Enrollment Rate
Postsecondary Enrollment Within One Year of Graduation Decreasing in Last Decade
Disparities Exist in Postsecondary Enrollment by Household Income
Texas' Two-Year Colleges More Popular Among Graduates from Low-Income Households
Disparities in Postsecondary Enrollment by Household Income Have Not Decreased in Texas
Postsecondary Enrollment Within One Year of Graduation Varies by Race
Disparities in Postsecondary Enrollment by Race Persist Over Time
Digging Deeper: Gender, Income, and Race Play a Role in Postsecondary Enrollment Rates
High School Grads Enrolling in Texas Higher Education, Class of 2021
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Enrollment in Central Texas Higher Education Institutions
|Institution Name||Undergrad Enrollment||Graduate Enrollment||Total Enrollment||Institution Type|
|University of Texas - Austin||40,163||10,927||51,090||Research Institution|
|Austin Community College||41,056||---||41,056||Community College|
|Texas State University||33,917||4,270||38,187||Emerging Research Inst.|
|St. Edward's University||3,443||533||3,976||Private, 4-Year|
|Concordia University||1,828||690||2,518||Private, 4-Year|
|Southwestern University||1,511||---||1,511||Private, 4-Year|
|Huston-Tillotson University||1,112||9||1,121||Private, 4-Year|
|Western Governors University||*||--||*||Online Nonprofit|
3 Postsecondary Institutions Make up Over 90 Percent of Central Texas Undergraduate Enrollment
Majority of Central Texas Graduates Enroll in Four-Year Institutions
|College or University||2-Year Institution||4-Year Institution|
|Texas A&M College Station||800|
|UT San Antonio||389|
|University of North Texas||256|
|Texas A&M Corpus Christi||159|
Four-Year Institutions Receive Majority of Enrollment
The top ten institutions for enrollment within one year of graduation for students from Central Texas includes both two-year and four-year public universities. Most graduates who enroll in Texas postsecondary institutions are represented in this table, with an additional 1,994 students enrolling in other Texas four-year institutions, and an additional 520 students enrolling in other Texas two-year colleges.
Overall, Central Texas students are most likely to enroll directly into four-year institutions, but enrollees in two-year institutions still make up a sizeable minority of Central Texas enrollees. The institution into which Central Graduates are most likely to enroll is Austin Community College, with nearly 3,400 students from the class of 2019 enrolling within one year of graduating high school. Texas State and University of Texas at Austin also enroll a large number of Central Texas graduates.
Undergraduates in Central Texas More Likely to Enroll Full-Time at Four-Year Institutions, Part-Time at Two-Year Institutions
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. There is a delay in the data due to the state's approval process and the time needed to measure postsecondary enrollment after graduation. The graphs below present postsecondary enrollment data in the most recent available year in Texas postsecondary institutions, for the class that graduated high school in 2020.
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.