60x30WESTx is a regional collaboration designed to foster shared ownership in our region’s higher education goals. Our regional goals align with the goals of 60x30TX, Texas’ statewide plan for higher education. We seek to empower the broader higher education ecosystem – including K-12, community, business, nonprofit organizations, associations, vendors, researchers, and philanthropic partners – to help West Texas achieve ambitious local goals for higher education access and completion. We believe our investment in this work is critical to helping our region succeed.


Core members of the 60x30WESTx collaboration include:

  • Education Service Center Region 15

  • Education Service Center Region 18

  • Angelo State University

  • Howard College

  • Midland College

  • Odessa College

  • The University of Texas – Permian Basin


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60x30TX was launched in 2015 with a clear and bold vision: to be among the highest-achieving states in the country. 60x30TX is a roadmap to help Texas reach that future through higher education.

Higher education provides many benefits to Texas students, their families, and the communities in which they live and work. That is why each 60x30TX goal is centered on Texas students. Research shows that someone with bachelor’s degree can earn nearly double the lifetime wages of a high school graduate. And as wages go up, so does the state’s revenue through tax increases. Higher education also helps the state meet its changing workforce needs and spurs new businesses. In other words, when Texas students win, the state wins.