You can now find out how many undocumented students are attending your school, thanks to an interactive link citing data from the Coordinating Board, provided by Alexa Ura and Jolie McCullough of the Texas Tribune.
Just scroll down the article and type in the name of your college.
The vast majority of these students, 71.6 percent, attend community colleges, with the Dallas County Community College District leading the pack. However, the total enrollment of undocumented students at all institutions is two percent.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (who presides over the Senate) stated during his campaign that he wants to repeal the current law allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition, arguing that Texas citizens applying for admission might be denied a spot. However, selective universities enroll the smallest percentage of these individuals.
From the Tribune article:
Legislation moving in the Senate — Senate Bill 1819 by Republican state Sen. Donna Campbell of New Braunfels — would repeal a 2001 provision, signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Perry, that allows some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. Opponents of the provision have argued that it gives people who entered the country illegally a leg up in the admissions process at schools that must turn other students away.
Democrats and some Republicans oppose a repeal, saying it would hurt students brought into the state as children by no fault of their own, and harm Texas' future skilled workforce.