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US Poverty Rate, 2022

Number of U.S. Citizens Experiencing Poverty


Poverty Rate in Texas, 2022

Number of Texans Experiencing Poverty


Percent of Future Jobs Requiring Advanced Education


Percent of Texans with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher


Percentage of Children who Experience Poverty in Childhood Continue to Experience Poverty in Adulthood

Wage and Education data

Provide enhanced college and career guidance to better match high school and post-high school paths with modern in-demand jobs and credentials of value.

Provide access to dual credit, Early College High School, and PTECH programs. These programs boost student enrollment and help them earn valuable college credits and degrees while in high school.

Offer valuable and stackable credentials such as badges and certifications, that lead to associate or bachelor’s degrees to prepare Texans for the modern workforce.

Every Texan deserves access to high-quality and affordable education, paving the way for our great state’s brighter, more prosperous future.

Employers and potential employees need more flexible second-chance hiring options to ensure a prosperous Texas.

Provide meaningful education and job training for incarcerated Texans to decrease repeat offenses and support employers who hire them upon release.