Nearly 1,000 Texas high school students will receive scholarships worth $20,000 over four years through Texas Advance, a year-old University of Texas at Austin initiative aimed at supporting economically disadvantaged students across the state who are at the top of their class.
Using predictive analytics and an on-track graduation tool, leaders at the University of Texas at Austin are working toward the audacious goal of increasing the on-time graduation rate to 70 percent by 2017.
The four-year graduation rate at The University of Texas at Austin is now 57.7 percent — the highest on record and an increase of 2.6 percentage points from the previous year. More than 500 additional undergraduate students graduated on time this year when compared with five years ago.
Getting a college degree is a huge life step, and for many students it is also their first big financial investment. Read about five notable scholarships and students that are making the most of them.
Members of the Class of 2019 gathered in the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium on Wednesday for Horns Up Night, a welcome ceremony to celebrate the first day of their college careers.
PBS Newhour spoke with ULN students about their experience at UT Austin, and interviewed David Laude about why he created one of the most innovative nationally recognized programs aimed at improving the four-year graduation rate.