Under Governor Corbett’s proposal, community colleges would receive no additional funding for their operating budgets or capital projects. The colleges have seen no additional increase in their operating appropriations in the last five fiscal years and have suffered a decrease in one of those years. These budgetary constraints are coupled with years of enrollment growth and increased demands from students and local employers.
The colleges collectively asked for an increase in operating funding from the state to help expand programs and courses to Texans who are seeking an affordable pathway to the baccalaureate or the skills to re-enter the workforce.
View our statement on the Governor's budget proposal here.