Texas Lawmakers Aim to Make Transfers Easier

Many Texas students enroll in community colleges hoping to eventually transfer to a university, but only about 20 percent of them end up doing it.

And each year, students spend nearly $60 million in tuition, fees and other costs on excess courses that won’t help them earn a bachelor’s degree.

The time wasted and mounting debt from courses that ultimately don’t count toward graduation increases students’ chances of dropping out, higher education officials and experts told the Senate Higher Education Committee on Wednesday.

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