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Hobby Center for the Study of Texas

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Hobby Center for the Study of Texas
Rice University
PO Box 1892
MS 202
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: 713-348-4208
e-mail: hobbycenter@rice.edu 


The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is an independent and objective source for the completion of research and education projects and programs focused on major issues impacting Texas and the Nation both now and in the future. The Center seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic, economic, geographic, social, and environmental conditions impacting the current conditions in, and future of, Texas and other areas in the Nation.


Hobby Center Seeks Researchers
The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is seeking a Research Analyst and Research Programmer to work on a new, high profile project to analyze housing and demographic change in the Houston Metropolitan Area.  For more information, see Rice's recruiting homepage (jobs.rice.edu) or the specific listings for these jobs:Research Analyst and Research Programmer (GIS/SAS).

Enrolling in School, Leaving Without a Degree
From The Dallas Morning News: Education can be expensive, but so can the lack of a degree. And the longer it takes students to get an associate degree or higher, the more likely it is that they’ll quit before graduation.

Board Hopes to Raise Texas College Graduation Rate
From the Jacksonville Daily Progress: A state board has made strides in its efforts to increase the percentage of Texas residents who have graduated from college, but it has work to do if 60 percent of residents are going to have earned at least associate degrees by 2030, according to a published report Saturday.

Dallas Fed Conference Provides Snapshots of the Texas Economy Now and Future
From The Dallas Morning News: Texas is growing much faster than most other states and the national average. The state’s population has more than doubled since 1970 at an annual growth rate of 2 percent.

Panelists: Investment in Texas Infrastructure Must Follow State Growth
From The Dallas Morning News: Now that Texas is in its second decade of phenomenal population growth, the state must focus on improving education and infrastructure to maintain its competitiveness and the quality of life that attracted people in the first place, a panel of economists and sociologists suggested Friday. 


Summary of Latest Census Estimates Available

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