GenTX Day is Friday May 4th, 2012

In 2000, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) launched Closing the Gaps by 2015 to expand access, increase postsecondary completions, facilitate more research, and improve quality at Texas institutions of higher education. The goal is to make Texas more competitive in the national economy by 2015. An economic analysis found that if the state achieves these goals, Texas will realize an increase of $489 billion in total spending, $194 billion in gross state product, $122 billion in personal income, as well as the creation of over 1,023,000 new jobs by the year 2030. The state’s return on its investment in higher education is estimated at $8.08 for every $1 invested.

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