Business leaders, philanthropists, engaged students, interested alumni and everyday citizens have weighed in on this debate. Take a look at some of the letters and opinion editorials that these passionate advocates for high-quality higher education have to say about this issue.

Five Years Strong, Coalition Sees Ongoing Need to Fight for Quality, Excellence and Investment at Texas Institutions

June 16, 2016
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Coalition Statement on Inauguration of UT Austin President Fenves

September 16, 2015
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Coalition Responds to Regent Hall Lawsuit

June 24, 2015
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Coalition Welcomes Fenves as New UT Austin President

April 20, 2015
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Coalition Statement on Grand Jury Report

March 31, 2015
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    Texas A&M has a record number of students enrolled this fall – 66,426. That figure includes 15,647 Hispanic and African-American students and nearly 6,000 international students. Nearly one quarter of the freshman class are first in their family to attend college. “Setting record enrollment is not one of our goals, but we are obviously pleased that so many young men and women want to pursue their college careers at Texas A&M,” said University President Michael K. Young.

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    In an effort to increase access to higher education, schools around the state are changing policies to help students more seamlessly transition from community colleges to four year universities. Texas A&M recently formed a partnership with Austin Community College, just one of several colleges around the state that now serve as pipelines to the flagship’s engineering school. Co-enrollment programs have existed for several UT System institutions, and Texas State, Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M now offer programs as well. These programs help defray the cost of attending college, and serve as a less intimidating on-ramp for students who may have trouble finding initial success at a four-year institution.

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