Welcome to the Texas Education Research Center - officially designated by the State of Texas.
The Education Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin (the Texas ERC) is a virtual research center that enables scientific inquiry and data-driven policy analysis through a clearinghouse of statewide information. Created by legislative mandate in 2006, the Texas ERC is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization focused on generating data-based solutions for Texas education and workforce demands. The goal of the Texas ERC is to supply policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and the general public with academically sound research surrounding today's critical education issues.
The Texas ERC provides access to high quality, longitudinal data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and other sources of educational information for the state of Texas. The Texas ERC data resources span from the Pre-K level through higher education (P-16) and into the Texas workforce. Researchers can use this rich warehouse of data to follow individual Texas students from their first day in school to their first day on the job.
Headquartered in the Department of Educational Administration within the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas ERC is a jointly established University research consortium comprising three University of Texas System campuses (The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at San Antonio, and The University of Texas-Pan American) and Texas State University-San Marcos.
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of Texas and the United States. Virtually unmatched in its depth and diversity of resources, The University of Texas at Austin is a leading provider of education and research in the state of Texas. The university contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry, and the development of new knowledge.