Higher Ed board seeks to get dropouts to finish

Houston Chronicle - The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has kicked off a campaign for college dropouts to return and earn a bachelor's degree. The Grad Texas program, announced Tuesday, targets adults who have 90 or more credit hours toward the 120 hours needed for a degree.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has kicked off a campaign for college dropouts to return and earn a bachelor's degree.

The Grad Texas program, announced Tuesday, targets adults who have 90 or more credit hours toward the 120 hours needed for a degree.

Eight Texas universities will offer specialized programs with online, compressed and regular course offerings for returning students.

The schools are Lamar University, Midwestern State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Tech University, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, the University of North Texas System and the University of Texas-Brownsville.

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