Established in 1993, South Texas College (STC) was the only higher institution in the state of Texas to have been legislatively created due to the compelling need for a community college to serve the 600,000 residents of Hidalgo and Starr counties who did not have access to postsecondary education. STC's five campuses are located in deep South Texas along the US-Mexico border in an area known as the Rio Grande Valley.

Rising Star Program Transfer Scholarship facilitates the next step in a student's educational journey.  Rising Star is a program that offers financial assistance and access to a college education in the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to eligible high school seniors in Dallas County.  The program provides a scholarship of up to $4,000 for tuition and books for a maximum of three years to Dallas County public high school senio

Created in fall 2005, the University of North Texas (UNT) Student Money Management Center (the Center) addresses financial barriers to college entrance, persistence, and retention, in addition to cultural issues relating to debt and credit, to educate students regarding student loans and other personal debt.

Learning Communities consist of two classes in different disciplines linked at registration and providing shared content by a team of instructors and a counselor during adjoined class periods. The first Learning Communities focused on improving the success rates for students requiring developmental English.

In 2006, the University was granted $50,000 annually for a three-year period by the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, for the sole purpose of providing study abroad scholarships to students from the region. This generous contribution has had a big impact on the increase of study abroad numbers, and has resulted in TAMIU having one of the higher study abroad ratios for Hispanic students in the state of Texas.

Almost 75% of the more than 20,000 University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) students are Hispanic, the majority of them first-generation college students. UTEP is largely a commuter campus, 60% of students attend full-time, and the vast majority of them work.

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Richard Cherwitz in the Office of Graduate Studies, the University of Texas' Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium (IE), now part of the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement (DDCE), offers a distinctive vision of education attractive to minorities as well as a unique methodology for expanding the minority graduate applicant pool and improving undergraduate education for all students.

In 1986, Mother-Daughter Program was developed at the University of Texas El Paso, on the U.S.- Mexico border, as a school retention and college recruitment program for middle-school Hispanic girls who are at risk of dropping out of school before high-school graduation. The Mother-Daughter Program organizes activities to help girls and their mothers work together to set goals that will lead to academic and career success for the girls.

The Access College and Excel (ACE) scholar program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is uniquely designed for ambitious, talented high school students from predominantly Hispanic inner-city high schools.

The PsyD program at Our Lady of the Lake has from its inception focused on training practitioners who demonstrate a high level of competence in providing psychological services to diverse client populations.