University of Texas System

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The University of Texas System
UofTsystem seal.svg
Motto Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis
(Latin for "Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy")
Established 1876
Type State university system
Endowment $20.5 billion [1]
Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa
Academic staff 17,158[2]
Admin. staff 62,982[2]
Undergraduates 141,134[3]
Website utsystem.edu

The University of Texas System encompasses 15 educational institutions in the U.S. state of Texas, of which nine are academic universities and six are health institutions. The UT System is headquartered in Austin, and has a total enrollment of over 216,000 students and employs more than 87,000 faculty and staff.

Component institutions[edit]

Academic institutions[edit]

The University of Texas System has nine separate and distinct academic institutions; each institution is a stand-alone university and confers its own degrees. Its flagship institution is The University of Texas at Austin.

Institution Former Names Abbreviation(s) Founded Joined System US News Ranking[4] Endowment[5] Enrollment
The University of Texas at Arlington[6][7] Arlington College (1895-1902), Carlisle Military Academy (1902-1913), Arlington Training School (1913-1916), Arlington Military Academy (1916-1917), Grubbs Vocational College (1917-1923), North Texas Agricultural College (1923-1949), Arlington State College (1949-1967) UT Arlington, UTA 1895 1967 National Universities $117.6 million 33,329 (Fall 2013)[8]
The University of Texas at Austin[9][10] The University of Texas (1883–1967) UT Austin, UT, Texas (athletics) 1883 1883 National Universities (#53) $3.299 billion 52,059 (Fall 2013)[11]
The University of Texas at Brownsville[12][13] Pan American University at Brownsville (1973-1989), The University of Texas—Pan American at Brownsville (1989-1991) UT Brownsville, UTB 1973 1991 Regional Universities West $10.0 million 8,612 (Fall 2013)[14]
The University of Texas at Dallas[15][16] Graduate Research Center of the Southwest (1961-1967), Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (1967-1969) UT Dallas, UTD 1961 1969 National Universities (#145) $379.0 million 21,193 (Fall 2013)[17]
The University of Texas at El Paso[18][19] Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (1914-1920), College of Mines and Metallurgy (1920-1949), Texas Western College (1949-1967) UTEP 1914 1967 National Universities $183.2 million 22,749[20] (Fall 2012)
The University of Texas at San Antonio[21][22][23] N/A UTSA 1969 1969 National Universities $111.0 million 28,623 (Fall 2013)[24]
The University of Texas at Tyler[25][26] Tyler State College (1971-1975), Texas Eastern University (1975-1979) UT Tyler 1971 1979 Regional Universities West (#68) $74.1 million 7,476 (Fall 2013)[27]
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin[28][29] N/A UTPB 1973 1973 Regional Universities West $41.0 million 5,131 (Fall 2013)[30]
The University of Texas–Pan American[31][32] Edinburg College (1927-1933), Edinburg Junior College (1933-1951), Pan American Regional College (1951-1952), Pan American College (1952-1971), Pan American University (1971-1989) UTPA 1927 1989 Regional Universities West $36 million 20,053 (Fall 2013)[33]

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley[edit]

On June 14, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed SB 24 into law, officially approving the creation of a new university in South Texas within the UT System, officially replacing UT-Brownsville and UT-Pan American. The initiative will result in a single institution, which will include a medical school, that spans the entire Rio Grande Valley, with a presence in each of the major metropolitan areas of Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, and McAllen. On December 12, 2013, the UT Board of Regents voted to name the new university The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.[34]

Health institutions[edit]

In addition to nine academic institutions, the University of Texas System also has six health institutions.

The 1890 Ashbel Smith building on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

In addition to these health institutions, the Board of Regents has approved plans to open the Dell Medical School at the Austin campus.

Student profile[edit]

Racial and/or ethnic background (2013)
Students[35] Texas[36] United States[37]
Asian 9% 4% 5%
Black 7% 12% 13%
Hispanic
(of any race)
39% 38% 17%
Non-Hispanic White 34% 45% 63%
International student 8% N/A N/A
Other races 2% N/A N/A
Unknown 2% N/A N/A

Leadership[edit]

O. Henry Hall, the main administrative building for the system, is in Downtown Austin

Regents[edit]

  • Paul L. Foster, Chairman, El Paso
  • R. Steven Hicks, Vice Chairman, Austin
  • Wm. Eugene "Gene" Powell, Vice Chairman, San Antonio
  • Ernest Aliseda, McAllen
  • Alexis "Alex" Cranberg, Austin
  • Wallace L. Hall, Jr., Dallas
  • Jeffery Hildebrand, Houston
  • Brenda Pejovich, Dallas
  • Robert Lee Stillwell, Houston
  • Nash Horne, Student Regent, UT Austin

Executive Committee[edit]

Ashbel Smith Hall, a UT System administrative building in Downtown Austin
  • Francisco G. Cigarroa, Chancellor
  • Kenneth I. Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
  • Pedro Reyes, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Scott C. Kelley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
  • Barry D. Burgdorf, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
  • Francie A. Frederick, General Counsel to the Board of Regents
  • Barry McBee, Vice Chancellor and Chief Governmental Relations Officer
  • Randa S. Safady, Vice Chancellor for External Relations
  • William H. Shute, Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
  • Amy Shaw Thomas, Vice Chancellor and Counsel for Health Affairs
  • Sandra K. Woodley, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives
  • Anthony P. de Bruyn, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Public Affairs Officer

Officials[edit]

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, an administrative building in Downtown Austin
  • Randy Wallace, Associate Vice Chancellor, Controller and Chief Budget Officer
  • Dan Sharphorn, Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel
  • Terry Hull, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
  • Michael Peppers, Chief Audit Executive ad interim
  • Larry Plutko, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Lewis Watkins, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Marg Knox, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael O'Donnell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Pedro Reyes, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment
  • Martha Ellis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community College Partnerships
  • Dan Stewart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Employee Benefits and Services
  • Bruce Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO)

Headquarters[edit]

The University of Texas System is headquartered in Downtown Austin.[38] The system headquarters complex includes O. Henry Hall, Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, Ashbel Smith Hall, the Colorado Building, the Lavaca Building, and the Norwood Tower. Parking garages serving the complex include Parking Garage I, Parking Garage II, Parking Garage III, 300 West 6th Street Parking Garage, and the garage between the Colorado and Lavaca buildings.[39]

Coordinated Admissions Program[edit]

The Coordinated Admissions Program (more colloquially known as "CAP") offers some UT Austin applicants the chance to attend the university if they complete their freshman year at another system school and meet specified requirements.[40] Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student.[40] UT Dallas does not participate in the CAP program, and UTSA, the largest recipient of CAP students, has stated it will be phasing out the program within the next ten years.[41][42]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of February 14, 2014. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2013 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2012 to FY 2013" (PDF). 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b 2006 figure
  3. ^ 2005 figure
  4. ^ "College Search". US News & World Report Education. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Endownment Inforamtion". 31 October 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "University of Texas at Arlington". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "The University of Texas at Arlington". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  8. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-texas-arlington-3656. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "2011-2012 Fiscal Year Funds & Finances Analysis" (PDF). UT Austin Office of Information Management and Analysis. January 18, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The University of Texas at Austin". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  11. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-texas-3658. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "University of Texas Brownsville". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  13. ^ "UTBSC". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  14. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-texas-brownsville-30646. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "UT Dallas Announces 1st Comprehensive Campaign". Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  16. ^ "UTD". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  17. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-texas-dallas-9741. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "UTEP". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  19. ^ "UTEP". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  20. ^ http://newsuc.utep.edu/index.php/latest-news-2/613-utep-reaches-all-time-enrollment-high
  21. ^ "UTSA". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  22. ^ "UTSA Fact Book 2011 (New Undergraduates Section)". Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  23. ^ "The University of Texas at San Antonio". College Portrait. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  24. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/utsa-10115. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  25. ^ "UT Tyler". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  26. ^ "UT-Tyler". College Portraits. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  27. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/ut-tyler-11163. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  28. ^ "UTPB". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  29. ^ "UTPB". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  30. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/utpb-9930. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  31. ^ "UTPA". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  32. ^ "The University of Texas-Pan American". College Portrait. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  33. ^ http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/utpa-3599. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  34. ^ Fischler, Jacob. "Regents name university: UT-RGV". The Monitor. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  35. ^ https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/utsfiles/documents/facts-figures-and-data/fast-facts-2013/fastfacts2013.pdf
  36. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html
  37. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
  38. ^ "UT System Contact Information." University of Texas System. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  39. ^ "Parking Map." University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  40. ^ a b "Information about CAP". Be a Longhorn. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  41. ^ "UTSA to phase out CAP Program". The Paisano. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  42. ^ "CAP students love UTSA, for now". The Paisano. Retrieved November 23, 2012.

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