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Higher Education Assistance Plans (HB 2550)

Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.810 directs institutions to collaborate with high schools “in closest geographic proximity” that are substantially below the state average in the number of graduates who enroll in higher education. Through a Higher Education Assistance Plan, institutions provide information and assistance to students in these high schools.

Criteria used in creating the list include:

  • Schools in Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) must have at least 75 students averaged over 5 years,
  • Non-MSA schools must have at least 25 students averaged over 5 years, and
  • Schools must be among the lowest 20 percent enrolling graduates in colleges for two consecutive years over 5 years.

List of Low College Enrolling Public High Schools