THECB Helpful Links

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system. Since being created by the Texas Legislature in 1965, the Board has worked to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students. The Board meets four times a year. Meetings occur in Austin but are usually also broadcast on the Web.

The following are direct excerpts from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website (as of 8-17-21): 


Academic Program Development & Modifications

New Program Requests

Information for Public Institutions seeking the development of new bachelor’s, master’s  and doctoral degree programs to provide policy, guidance and format for the review and program evaluation processes.

New Certificate Requests

Guidelines and criteria for establishing certificate programs at universities and health-related institutions.

Existing Program Changes

Guidelines and criteria for revisions to approved programs for public universities and health-related institutions.

Administrative Changes

Information regarding administrative changes involving the creation of or changes to an academic administrative unit at a university or health-related institution.

Distance Education Resources

Information for Public Institutions seeking the approval process, notification requirements, and funding of distance education programs and courses.