In 2010, Greater Texas Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, Houston Endowment, and The Meadows Foundation engaged FSG Social Impact Advisors to identify and research historically underserved regions in Texas where targeted postsecondary completion efforts could be most impactful. The regions were identified based on several factors, e.g. postsecondary completion data and number of students receiving Pell grants. Drawing upon FSG’s work, several state and national stakeholders are engaging in ongoing discussions about their interest in the development of a regionally-structured public-private partnership focused on improving postsecondary outcomes for students in the following regions: Central Texas, El Paso, Gulf Coast, Metroplex and South Texas.
We are pleased to share the final materials FSG developed for this work. Click on the links below for an overview of the Texas landscape and for region-specific summaries. The overview of the Texas landscape includes a summary of the Texas higher education landscape and opportunities, a plan for improving postsecondary outcomes through collective impact, and a description of the need for a statewide and regional approach. Under each region are two summaries at varying levels of detail: a short summary of 8-10 slides with regional data and synthesis of findings and a full-length summary of 20+ slides including all regional data and detailed findings.