Because our population will grow by 10 million in less than two decades, which will require 8 million new jobs to keep up with that growth.
More Texans by 2036
- Jobs That Require A College Degree
- 8th Graders That Complete A Postsecondary Degree
Because soon, 77% of jobs will require a college degree or certificate, but only 28% of Texas 8th graders complete a postsecondary degree or certificate within six years of high school graduation.
Because too many children – 1 out of every 4 – live below the poverty line, which reduces educational and economic mobility
Because if a major drought of record hit today, Texas would not be able to meet about ¼, or 4.8 million acre-feet, of our water needs.
Average health care expenditures increase each year
Because health care expenditures have risen an average of 6.9% each year while Texas continues to rank among the bottom half of states in key health measures such as diabetes, cardiovascular deaths, child immunizations, and maternal mortality.