As soon as 2025, nearly two-thirds of all U.S. jobs will require some form of degree or credential beyond high school.[1] Today, 34% of working-age adults in Dallas County hold a two- or four-year college degree.[2]

The purpose of the North Texas chapter of the Texas College Access Network (TxCAN-NT) is to close this gap by helping more Dallas County students enroll and succeed in some form of postsecondary education. With 80+ active members representing school districts, higher ed institutions, nonprofits, and government organizations, TxCAN has defined six proposed projects ranging from parent academies to financial aid workshops to bridging the summer between high school graduation and freshman year. For more information about each of these projects, download the one-pager here:


If you’re interested in learning more or contributing to any of these projects, please reach out to Sarah Jensen at She can connect you with the project lead and make sure you receive an invitation to the next TxCAN convening on December 3rd.


[1] Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, “Recovery: Job and Growth Education Requirements Through 2020.” 2013.

[2] U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-11 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates