Building a Talent Strong Texas

Texas has continually raised the bar for higher education, through Closing the Gaps in 2000, and 60x30TX in 2015. We will not back off the goals set by those plans. Instead, we will raise the bar even higher. Our economy demands nothing less. We will do this by focusing on three measurable, data-driven goals:


  • Attainment of certificates and degrees so at least 60% of Texans ages 25-64 have a postsecondary credential of value by 2030.
  • Postsecondary credentials of value aligned with workforce demands that will raise incomes for individual Texans while reducing debt.
  • Research, development, and innovation that drives discovery, improves lives, broadens education, and creates new jobs.