Education is the primary pathway to better-paying jobs and economic security.
With each step up in their education, women in Texas tend to earn more.
1.4 times as many women as men completed college (public universities or community colleges in 2018), but Texas women earn less than men in every single occupation.
Women hold the majority of outstanding student debt, and tuition and fees for public Texas universities have climbed 21% in just the past five years.
Two programs that make college more affordable in Texas are TEXAS Grants and College Promise. Both provide financial aid or free tuition to qualified students.