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Affordable Colleges Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Texas that offer online college programs.  Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions.  Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students.  This dataset is unique to our site and is even ahead of the curve compared to other government education data sources such as NCES and IPEDS.  Click here for a Texas college guide. www.affordablecollegesonline.org
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Compare College TX—an interactive, mobile-friendly web tool designed to help users learn more about Texas public universities and community colleges. Start exploring by selecting 2 or 4 year schools and use the sliding bars to narrow your choices.  Or search for a college or university by name. www.CompareCollegeTx.com
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Educate Texas has been nationally recognized for a bold, new brand of teamwork with significantly greater potential to create meaningful change for Texas students. By strategically connecting the diverse groups committed to this cause — from legislators and funders to business and civic groups to school administrators and teachers — Educate Texas is leveraging the power of collaboration, bringing together resources and expertise.  Launched in 2004 as the Texas High School Project (THSP), it has made a positive impact on the futures of low-income students, underserved students and low-performing schools throughout Texas. www.edtx.org
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The H2O4TEXAS Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. We are a diverse collection of organizations — including water providers and users, as well as representatives from the public and private sectors, committed to mobilizing public support for implementation of the Texas State Water Plan. H2O4Texas.org  
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JHL Company is a consulting firm that specializes in fundraising, event management, communications and public affairs. They work with non-profit, associations and corporate clients to build engagement platforms between an organization and their stakeholders. www.jhlcompany.com
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JWH Communications provides comprehensive public affairs, media relations, communications and grass - roots campaign management for our clients.  The firm's experience spans a wide range of industry sectors and complex issues, including U.S./Mexico relations, energy, agriculture, economic development, telecom, health care, transportation and technology. www.jwhcommunications.com  
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The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) is a private nonprofit (501)(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve strategic decision making in higher education for states and institutions in the United States and abroad. www.nchems.org
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Steinhauser Strategies is a full-service public relations and political consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Focusing on three core areas of public relations, government affairs and campaigns, we will leverage our national networks of media, elected officials, grassroots leaders, and public policy organizations, to expand your brand, grow your network, and strengthen your influence. Learn more at www.steinhauserstrategies.com      
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Texas Association of Business (TAB) is Texas’ leading employer organization.  Representing companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses in nearly communities across the state, TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state's economy the strongest in the world.  For over 85 years, TAB has been on the front lines of the legislative, regulatory, and judicial battlefields, fighting for issues that impact business to ensure that employers’ opinions are being heard. www.txbiz.org
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For nearly four decades, TG has provided award-winning services and nationally-recognized programs to support schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process. As a nonprofit corporation, TG continues to expand its vision of helping people receive trusted guidance to make informed decisions and improve their lives. www.tgslc.org
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Texas Institute for Education Reform is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of community and business leaders throughout the state who have organized themselves to raise public awareness and educate Texas leadership on the current status of public education, the progress of our standards and accountability based reforms to date, the prognosis for achieving the essential universal educational proficiency, and the daunting challenges that we face in doing so in Texas. www.texaseducationreform.org
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The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan research institute.  The Foundation's mission is to promote and defend liberty, personal responsibility and free enterprise in Texas and the nation by educating and affecting policymakers and the Texas public policy debate with academically sound research and outreach. www.texaspolicy.com