About Our Data
TxHigherEdData.org is Texas' primary source for statistics on higher education. It also includes numerous reports that link K-12 and workforce data with students in higher education.
The site contains reports, statistics, queries, interactive tools, and downloadable data, with links on enrollment and success, course and facilities inventories, interactive institutional locator maps, and degrees offered. Many data tables are available by race/ethnicity and gender.
Higher education data on the site is submitted and certified by higher education institutions. The most extensive data concerns public institutions. However, independent and for-profit institutions also report some data to THECB. Data sharing agreements with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) allows for matching and track of students' progress.
Important Components of TxHigherEdData.org
- The Higher Education Accountability System is an interactive system which focuses on measures of participation, success, excellence, research, and efficiency and effectiveness at public higher education institutions in Texas. For most measures, data is available from fall 2000 to fall 2010. The Accountability System and its measure reflect the goals and targets of the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015.
- The interactive Profile Reports: PREP includes data collected from Texas public higher education institutions summarized into management information system database tables for query access. These summaries of certified data are available by institution or statewide for selected semesters.
- High School to College data follows high school graduates who enroll in higher education and reports their preparation relative to state standards, their academic achievement in their first year in college, as well as institutions attended and locations of degrees earned.
- Graduation Reports show the success of first-time, full-time students in various timeframes.
- A plethora of other data on topics like applicant, acceptance, and enrollment data (by university), educational outcomes of several cohorts of seventh grade public school students, dual credit students, faculty salaries, and some research briefs.
- Some data available to higher education institutions is not collected by the THECB. For example, student-level data about enrollment and grades in specific classes will not be available until the summer 2011 data submission. In addition, not all portions of the TEA database are made available for THECB research.
- Because of the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), some available data may not be displayed if it discloses information on individual students.