Postsecondary Enrollment Profile: Dallas/Fort Worth & Central Texas

Postsecondary Enrollment Profile data for
Dallas/Fort Worth & Central Texas.


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E3 Alliance research has shown that students in Central Texas who did not complete some postsecondary credential within six years post high school had just a 12% chance of earning a living wage. Education systems have a responsibility to support their students’ access to postsecondary opportunities that align with their desired career pathways, whether that includes completion of a high-value industry credential or a four-year degree. When PreK – 12 districts and postsecondary institutions align and work together to support all students, inequities in postsecondary access and success are reduced, and more students are able to achieve their postsecondary goals. Enrolling in postsecondary education is a critical first step on the path to postsecondary success, but research shows that the longer students wait to enroll in postsecondary education after high school graduation, the less likely they are to ultimately enroll and successfully complete a postsecondary credential. Through examining disaggregated data, interventions can be identified to help improve equitable enrollment in institutions of higher education.

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41,120 / 94,081

Dallas/Fort Worth

Postsecondary Enrollment Rate


10,638 / 23,755

Central Texas

Postsecondary Enrollment Rate

Postsecondary Enrollment Within One Year of Graduation Decreasing in Last Decade

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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

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Postsecondary Enrollment Within One Year of Graduation Varies by Race

Disparities in Postsecondary Enrollment by Race Persist Over Time

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

High School Grads Enrolling in Texas Higher Education, Class of 2022

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Target Name: Dallas/Fort Worth | Target: DAL

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