November 10, 2000
Major Growth Planned for Texas Colleges
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved an ambitious plan last month that calls for the state's colleges to add 500,000 students, a 50-percent increase, by 2015.
The plan also calls for the colleges to raise the number of degrees they award annually by 50 percent and to seek an additional $455-million a year in federal research funds.
The plan was developed over the last year by board members, business leaders, and former higher-education
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