AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the Texas Legislature’s final approval of House Bill 1296 that will improve the transparency of Texas public higher education.
“This is a fantastic victory for Texas parents and students who will now be able to make better-informed higher-education choices,” said Dr. Thomas Lindsay, TPPF’s Center for Higher Education Director. “College-bound high school students, their parents, and high-school counselors will now have access to the information they need to compare Texas colleges based on tuition cost, average student-loan debt, average graduation rate, and average employment rate.”
Lindsay continued, “At a time of skyrocketing tuitions, crushing student-loan debt, and massive underemployment of recent college graduates, these transparency measures are indispensable if Texas college students are truly to get their money’s worth from higher education.”
Thomas Lindsay is the Director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation., a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.
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