Take a look at what media outlets in Texas and around the country have to say about the debate over higher education in Texas, and what it means for Texas’ future.

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Texas A&M University sees record-high enrollment

October 13, 2016
The Eagle | Staff

Archer's Challenge pushes for disability awareness

October 12, 2016
The Daily Texan | Paul Cobler

State watching nine 'high-risk' for-profit colleges

October 12, 2016
Houston Chronicle | Lindsay Ellis

We want students to get bachelor’s degrees

October 12, 2016
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Editorial Board

University of Texas’ $37 Billion Endowment Manager Resigns

October 10, 2016
Bloomberg | Janet Lorin

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  • Record Enrollment

    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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  • Pay it Forward

    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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