Texas Commission on Community College Finance was established during the 87th Legislature by SB 1230 to re-evaluate how Texas community colleges, including EPCC, are funded via state appropriations. After numerous public hearings, a set of final recommendations were presented to State Leadership created around three key areas:
- State Funding for Outcomes
- Affordability for Students
- Investments in College Capacity
The goal is to create a community college finance model that distributes state funding based on measurable outcomes that are aligned with state and regional workforce needs. Texas community colleges play a
significant role in increasing educational attainment and building the state’s workforce.
EPCC prepares students in our region to further their education, successfully enter the workforce and promotes economic development in our region.
The following links from the Texas Association of Community Colleges provides more details about these proposals and the committee’s recommendations:
On the January 23, 2023 meeting of the Board of Trustees the board, discussed and adopted a Resolution in Support of the Texas Commission on Community College’s Finance Recommendations to the 88th Texas Legislature.
As the 88th Texas Legislative gets underway, return to this site to find links to bills that impact community colleges and our region.