Plan to elevate universities advances

The state currently has two public universities with nationally prominent research programs, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University. The legislation seeks to give seven others a shot at the top tier by providing additional state funding for which they would compete. The seven so-called emerging research universities are UT-Dallas, UT-Arlington, UT-San Antonio, UT-El Paso, the University of North Texas, the University of Houston and Texas Tech University

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Two measures intended to lift more public universities in Texas to national prominence were approved today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. The proposals now go to the full Senate.

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