October 15, 2009
Education leaders urged passage Wednesday of a constitutional amendment that would help create more top research universities in Texas.
Voters go to the polls Nov. 3 to consider several constitutional amendments, including Proposition 4, which would create a national research university fund. Seven universities are deemed eligible to become top research institutions, known as Tier One schools.
They are Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Texas has three universities — the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University and Rice University — that have reached Tier One status.