College for All Texans Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to generate private sector resources needed to ensure the success of the state’s higher education plan, 60x30TX. 60x30TX, the state’s new strategic plan for higher education, is focused on student success over the next 15 years. The plan builds on the success of Closing the Gaps by 2015 and will establish a globally competitive Texas workforce by 2030. The committee of business and education leaders from across Texas who developed the plan sought input from more than 5,000 stakeholders statewide. 60x30TX has four student-centered goals in the areas of attainment, completion, marketable skills, and student debt:
- THE OVERARCHING GOAL: 60×30 – By 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree.
- COMPLETION – By 2030, at least 550,000 students in that year will complete a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or master’s from an institution of higher education in Texas.
- MARKETABLE SKILLS – By 2030, all graduates from Texas public institutions of higher education will have completed programs with identified marketable skills.
- STUDENT DEBT – By 2030, undergraduate student loan debt will not exceed 60 percent of first-year wages for graduates of Texas public institutions.
Fundraising Efforts for 2016-2020
Following adoption of 60x30TX in July 2016, CFAT’s will solicit funds for programs to achieve goals in the new strategic plan:
- strategic communications and engagement;
- expansion of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program;
- expansion of Advise TX College Advising Corps;
- policy research;
- marketable skills initiatives at statewide and institutional levels; and
- innovative student debt initiatives.