Texas is launching a new effort to urge adults with college credits to go back and finish their degrees, making it easy for them to tailor degree plans and get personalized advising.

Called Grad TX, the project is part of Gen TX, it is a statewide public relations campaign aimed at building a college-going culture in Texas. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board created both projects with a $9.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

“Once you are out of the (university) system, it is difficult to get back in,” said Dominic Chavez, a spokesman for the board. “We are not just reopening the door, we are rolling out the red carpet.”

In 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that more than 3 million Texans over the age of 25 had some college credit but no degree. Coordinating Board data suggest that in the last five years alone, 68,000 students who had racked up 45 hours or more at a Texas public university stopped without earning a degree. More than half of those had earned 100 hours or more, 20 hours shy of a typical bachelor’s degree.

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