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Education Report: Community college enrollment still declining in Texas

Cristian ArguetaSoto / Fort Worth Report

A state official says Texas community college enrollment is down 12.8% since 2019

  • A Texas official says overall higher education enrollment in the state is down primarily because fewer students are attending community colleges. Yesterday [Tuesday] Higher Education Commissioner Harrison Keller told state lawmakers that while other institutions are seeing enrollment at or near pre-pandemic levels, community college enrollment has not recovered.

“Our latest data shows that our community colleges are down about 12.8% since 2019. That’s more than 90,000 students.”
Keller said student enrollment was up last fall at 4-year colleges and universities as well as health-related institutions.

  • A Texas Tech University-led project to fund teacher education has received a $1.5 million gift from a Dallas-based foundation. A working group called the West Texas Rural Education Partnership is a collaborative of Texas Tech along with other West Texas postsecondary institutions and school districts. The gift for the project came from the Prentice Farrar Brown & Alline Ford Brown Foundation
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