Measures and Definitions

60X30: EDUCATED POPULATION - KEY MEASURES
A01 - 60x30 Attainment
Percentage of Texas population ages 25-34 holding a certificate or degree. Total Texas population and the number of residents ages 25-34 holding a degree are based on 1-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates published annually by the US Census Bureau. Residents report highest level degree held and include Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral, and Professional degrees. Number of residents ages 25-34 holding a Certificate is estimated based on the ratio of Certificates to Associate degrees awarded in a given year applied to the number of residents ages 25-34 in the 1-year ACS estimate identified as holding an Associate degree as their highest degree. Source: ACS, CBM009

COMPLETION - KEY MEASURES
C01S - Degrees and Certificates Awarded
Number of Certificates, Associate degrees, Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees (Doctoral Research Scholarship), and Professional (Doctoral Professional Practice) awarded by Texas public, private (independent), and for-profit (career) institutions of higher education. Certain institutions located outside Texas serving residents or conducting services in Texas are also included. Certificates are Level 1, Level 2 (undergraduate certificates) and Advanced Technology Certificates. Data from for-profit institutions is initially approximated based on previous year and updated when certified.
C01S - Degrees and Certificates Awarded (Econ Dis)
Number of undergraduates who received a Certificates, Associate degree, or Bachelor's (Baccalaureate) degree from a Texas public or private (independent) institution of higher education. Certificates are Level 1, Level 2 (undergraduate certificates) and Advanced Technology Certificates. Economically disadvantaged students are those receiving Pell at any time (from 1997 through the most current fiscal year data is available).
C02S - HS Graduates Enrolled in Higher Education
Number and percent of high school students who graduate in the school year prior to entering public or independent higher education in the fall semester. Total enrolled in higher education divided by the total number of high school graduates minus non trackable students. Non trackable graduates have non-standard ID numbers that will not find a match at Texas higher education institutions. High school data from TEA.
C04S - Enrollment
Number of unduplicated students enrolled in fall at Texas public, private (independent), and career institutions. Dual credit students are included; flex entry students are not included.
C05S - Enrollment by Sector
Fall Headcount Enrollment by Sector
MARKETABLE SKILLS - KEY MEASURES
M01A - Working or Enrolled within One Year
Number and percent of students awarded a degree or certificate in a given year who are employed in the state or enrolled in a Texas public or private (independent) institution within one year following the award. Source: CBM001, CBM009, Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records, Financial Aid Database System (FADS)

STUDENT DEBT - KEY MEASURES
S01A - Student Debt as Percentage of Wage
Median of individual student loan debt to first year wage percentage for students awarded a Certificate, Associate degree, or Bachelor's degree in a given year from a Texas public institution. Individual must have student loan debt at time of award and wages in first year following award. Student loan debt data is limited to loans reported in the THECB financial aid database (FADS) report and first year wages are based on UI wage data reported to the Texas Workforce Commission. Bachelor’s degrees awarded at community colleges are not included. Source: CBM009, Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records, Financial Aid Database System (FADS)
S02S - Excess Semester Credit Hours
Average number of semester credit hours (SCH) attempted by graduates of bachelor degree programs from Texas public four-year institutions and graduates of associate degree programs from Texas two-year public institutions in excess of their degree plans. To determine SCH attempted, compile all college-level semester credit hours a graduate attempted for up to 10 years prior to the time of college graduation. Developmental education SCH attempted and dual credit SCH attempted are not included. SCH are also identified by those earned at the institution where a graduate first enrolled in higher education and other institutions where the graduate enrolled in higher education.
S03A - Percent of Graduates with Debt
Percent of students awarded an associate or bachelor's degree from a Texas public or private (independent) four-year institution, or awarded a certificate or associate degree from a Texas public or private (independent) two-year institution in a given year who have student loan debt. Each student's loan debt includes all loans reported in the THECB Financial Aid Database (FAD) report by any institution for that student in the last 15 years.