The 60x30TX higher education strategic plan was established in 2015 and contains four broad goals, each with a set of targets that will move the state toward reaching these goals. By charting a student-centered course and prioritizing higher education completion and workforce readiness, this plan enables the state, institutions of higher education, and the private sector to set Texas on a path toward continued prosperity. It recognizes that to do this, Texas students must earn quality post-secondary credentials with skills that employers need but do so without taking on unmanageable debt. THECB will revisit the plan over the next year to determine if and how these goals should be updated in response the state’s quickly evolving workforce and economy:
- Overarching goal: By 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree.
- Completion goal: By 2030, at least 550,000 students in that year will complete a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s from an institution of higher education in Texas
- Marketable skills goal: By 2030, all graduates from Texas public institutions of higher education will have completed programs with identified marketable skills.
- Student debt goal: By 2030, undergraduate student loan debt will not exceed 60 percent of first-year wages for graduates of Texas public institutions.