US News and World Report's most watched college rankings has several California public universities ranked ahead of UT. Dr. Perryman says that is troubling.
One part of the education debate in the legislature involves making college more affordable. Dr. Perryman says it is critical to the state's long term technological future.
It is widely known that, in general, more education leads to higher incomes. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks median weekly earnings by education level, and recently released a summary of results going back to 2010. The differences are striking and undeniable.
Texas' smaller metropolitan areas will likely be the source for one of every six net new jobs over the long term, and are an important contributor to overall economic growth. These 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) range in population size from less than 100,000 to almost 850,000 residents, serving as centers for business activity for the surrounding smaller communities and rural areas.