Workforce

Texas has the perfect combination of highly skilled talent and world-class schools that continue to meet the needs of businesses across all industries. The Lone Star State is home to 13.5 million industrious and globally diverse Texans.

To help educate those Texans, we have 37 public universities and upper-division centers, including 6 state university systems and 50 community college districts. Texas continues feeding a strong pipeline of working talent into the state.

In 2016, Governor Abbott launched the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), which provides matching funds to help Texas institutions of higher education recruit nationally recognized researchers to their faculty. The fund has been used 10 times to help enhance educational levels of 5 Texas universities.