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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")
Type State university system
Established 1876
Endowment $24.083 billion (2015)[1]
Chancellor Admiral William H. McRaven (Ret.)
Academic staff
17,158[2]
Administrative staff
62,982[2]
Undergraduates 141,134[3]
Postgraduates 59,752
Colors Navy blue, orange, and tan
              
Website www.utsystem.edu

The University of Texas System (UT System) encompasses 14 educational institutions in the U.S. state of Texas, of which eight 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 (largest university system in Texas) and employs more than 87,000 faculty and staff. The UT System's $36 billion endowment (as of May 31, 2016) is the largest of any public university system in the United States.[4][5]

Component institutions[edit]

Academic institutions[edit]

The University of Texas System has eight 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.

Official name Official
abbrev.
Location Estab. Joined
system
Enrollment
(Fall 2015)
Refs
The University of Texas at Arlington UT Arlington Arlington 1895 1965 37,008 [6][7][8]
The University of Texas at Austin UT Austin Austin 1883 51,313 [9][10][11]
The University of Texas at Dallas UT Dallas Richardson 1961 1969 24,533 [12][13][14]
The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP El Paso 1914 23,397 [15][16][17][18]
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV Brownsville, Edinburg,[n 1]
Harlingen, McAllen, Rio Grande City
2015 29,045 [19][20][21][22][23]
The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA San Antonio 1969 28,628 [24][25][26][27]
The University of Texas at Tyler UT Tyler Tyler 1971 1979 8,862 [28][29][30]
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin UTPB Odessa 1973 5,560 [31][32][33]
Notes
  1. ^ UT Brownsville and UTPA merged in 2015 to form UTRGV.

Former institutions merged[edit]

Official name Official
abbrev.
Location Founded Joined
system
Merged Refs
The University of Texas at Brownsville UT Brownsville, UTB Brownsville 1973 1991 2015
(merged to form The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
[34][35]
The University of Texas–Pan American UTPA Edinburg 1927 1989 [36][37]

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 resulted in a single institution, including a medical school, spanning 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.[38] The new university began full operation in the 2015–16 school year.

Health institutions[edit]

In addition to eight 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, two other medical schools enrolled their first classes in the 2016–17 school year—the Dell Medical School at the Austin campus and the UTRGV School of Medicine.

Student profile[edit]

Racial and/or ethnic background (2013)
Students[39] Texas[40] United States[41]
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
  • Steven Hicks, Vice Chairman, Austin
  • Jeffrey Hildebrand, Vice Chairman, Houston
  • Ernest Aliseda, McAllen
  • David Beck, Houston
  • Alexis Cranberg, Houston
  • Wallace L. Hall, Jr., Dallas
  • Brenda Pejovich, Dallas
  • Sara Martinez Tucker, Dallas
  • Justin Drake,Student Regent, UT Medical Branch-Galveston

Executive Committee[edit]

Chancellor William McRaven
  • William H. McRaven, Chancellor
  • David E. Daniel, Deputy Chancellor
  • Raymond S. Greenberg, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
  • Scott C. Kelley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
  • Steven Leslie, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Stephanie Bond Huie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives
  • Patricia D. Hurn, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • Barry McBee, Vice Chancellor and Chief Governmental Relations Officer
  • Randa S. Safady, Vice Chancellor for External Relations
  • Daniel Sharphorn, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
  • William H. Shute, Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
  • Amy Shaw Thomas, Vice Chancellor and Counsel for Health Affairs
  • Francie A. Frederick, General Counsel to the Board of Regents

Officials[edit]

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, an administrative building in Downtown Austin
  • Randy Wallace, Associate Vice Chancellor, Controller and Chief Budget Officer
  • Terry Hull, Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance
  • Michael Peppers, Chief Audit Executive
  • Phil Dendy, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ed Mattison, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Marg Knox, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael O'Donnell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction
  • 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.[42] 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.[43]

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.[44] Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student.[44] 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.[45][46]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2015. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2014 to FY 2015" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute. 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 2006 figure
  3. ^ 2005 figure
  4. ^ https://www.utimco.org/funds/AllFunds/assetsundermngt.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.businessinsider.com/richest-public-universities-in-america-2015-3
  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. ^ "UTA Enrollment Climbs 6.1 Percent to Record 37,000 Texas-Based Students". 15 September 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  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. ^ https://www.utexas.edu/about/facts-and-figures. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "UT Dallas Announces 1st Comprehensive Campaign". Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  13. ^ "UTD". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  14. ^ "Fast Facts - Parents and Families - UTD". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "UTEP". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  16. ^ "UTEP". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  17. ^ Benedict, Harry Y. (1917). A Source Book Relating to the History of the University of Texas. Austin: University of Texas. p. 492. 
  18. ^ "UTEP Facts Brochure". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "UTSA". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  20. ^ "UTSA Fact Book 2011 (New Undergraduates Section)". Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  21. ^ "The University of Texas at San Antonio". College Portrait. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  22. ^ "Fast Facts - About - UTSA". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  23. ^ http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/news/press-releases/2015/august-31-utrgv-welcomes-firstclass-students-on-first-day/
  24. ^ "UTSA". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  25. ^ "UTSA Fact Book 2011 (New Undergraduates Section)". Office of Institutional Research. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  26. ^ "The University of Texas at San Antonio". College Portrait. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  27. ^ "Fast Facts - About - UTSA". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "UT Tyler". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  29. ^ "UT-Tyler". College Portraits. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  30. ^ "UT Tyler Fast Facts". Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  31. ^ "UTPB". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  32. ^ "UTPB". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  33. ^ http://www.utpb.edu/about/quick-facts. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  34. ^ "University of Texas Brownsville". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  35. ^ "UTBSC". College Portraits. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  36. ^ "UTPA". US News. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  37. ^ "The University of Texas-Pan American". College Portrait. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  38. ^ Fischler, Jacob. "Regents name university: UT-RGV". The Monitor. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  39. ^ https://www.utsystem.edu/sites/utsfiles/documents/facts-figures-and-data/fast-facts-2013/fastfacts2013.pdf
  40. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48000.html
  41. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
  42. ^ "UT System Contact Information." University of Texas System. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  43. ^ "Parking Map." University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved on June 21, 2010.
  44. ^ a b "Information about CAP". Be a Longhorn. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  45. ^ "UTSA to phase out CAP Program". The Paisano. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  46. ^ "CAP students love UTSA, for now". The Paisano. Retrieved November 23, 2012.

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