Postsecondary Enrollment Profile: Houston & Texas

Postsecondary Enrollment Profile data for
Houston & 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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50%

37,878 / 76,301

Houston

Postsecondary Enrollment Rate

49%

147,308 / 301,795

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 2021

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Target Name: Houston | Target: HOU

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Target Name: Houston | Target: HOU

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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.

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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.