Education Policy

Top Ten Percent Plan in Texas

The Top Ten Percent Plan is helping to increase the number and diversity of students applying for and enrolling in Texas colleges and universities. It has increased the number of high schools that are sending their students to the state’s top institutions. Students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class are granted automatic admission to Texas state universities. The students must still apply and fund their college education.

Over time, officials at the University of Texas at Austin and a few policymakers have attempted to weaken the Top Ten Percent Plan. To help inform these discussions, IDRA has provided data, testimony and other information.

Information for the 2019 Legislative Session

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Are you one of the thousands of Texas students admitted to a Texas university through the Top Ten Percent Plan? If you are, please tell us your story of how the Top Ten Percent Plan has impacted your life!


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