All Texas community colleges are seeking specific funding amounts – to serve over 700K students – for each of the three major components of state funding for community colleges: Core Operations, Success Points and Instruction/Contact Hours. The total request in new funds for the 2018-2019 biennium is $1.83 billion – a 5 percent increase for colleges that have grown 62 percent since 2000.
LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME: S.B. 1 funds all community colleges at $1.764 billion. Specifically, DCCCD received $179,301,855 – which includes special items funding. Overall, a 2.6 percent increase from the current funding level.