Public universities in Central Texas say they could benefit from a ratings system that is the cornerstone of the new financial aid plan proposed by President Barack Obama.
The plan aims to increase the affordability and performance of colleges across the nation by tying financial aid to criteria such as average tuition, percentage of students receiving Pell Grants, scholarships awarded, average loan debt and graduation rates.
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UT | A&M | Texas State | Average*
Average Tuition (In-State) $9,970| $8,506 | $9,151 | $8,665
Average (Out-ofState) $33,824 | $25,126 | $19,771 | $21,706
Graduation Rate (Six years) 79% | 80% | 54% | 57%
*Average for a U.S. public four-year university.
Source: The College Board and National Center for Education Statistics