College graduates are a boon to the Texas economy

The strength of our Texas economy is based on an educated workforce. In 2001 Texas adopted HB 1403. Today, nearly 40% of all states now have adopted similar programs. The high success rate of the Texas plan has resulted in growth and economic benefits for our state. Since the passage of HB1403 there has been an influx of talent in all segments of our economy from qualifying students. Doctors, attorneys, engineers, teachers, scientists, technology innovators, and job-creating entrepreneurs that have been educated as a result of HB1403 have been increasingly contributing to the Texas economy.