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  86R4658 KSD-D
 
  By: Swanson H.B. No. 1118
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a requirement that public and private institutions of
  higher education provide certain cost and employment opportunity
  data for degree programs.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 51, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 51.9747 to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.9747.  DEGREE PROGRAM COST AND EMPLOYMENT
  OPPORTUNITY DATA. (a)  In this section, "institution of higher
  education" and "private or independent institution of higher
  education" have the meanings assigned by Section 61.003.
         (b)  For each degree program offered by an institution of
  higher education or a private or independent institution of higher
  education, the institution shall include on the institution's
  Internet website, in any syllabus for the degree program provided
  to students or prospective students, and in any marketing or other
  promotional materials used by the institution for the degree
  program, a data-based estimate of:
               (1)  the total cost to a student for the degree program,
  including a description of the historical costs to students for the
  degree program;
               (2)  the calendar time for completing the degree
  program, including historical data for that information; and
               (3)  the employment opportunities available to, and
  associated returns on a student's investment of money in the degree
  program by, students who complete the degree program, including
  historical data for that information.
         (c)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may adopt
  rules as necessary for the administration of this section.
         SECTION 2.  Each institution of higher education or private
  or independent institution of higher education shall comply with
  Section 51.9747, Education Code, as added by this Act, as soon as
  practicable following the effective date of this Act, but not later
  than April 1, 2020.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.