|Motto||Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis |
(Latin for "Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy")
|Type||State university system|
|Endowment||$26.535 billion (2018)|
|Budget||$17.9 billion (2017)|
|Colors||Navy blue, orange, and tan|
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 Downtown 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 $24 billion endowment (as of the 2016 fiscal year) is the largest of any public university system in the United States.Reuters ranks The UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world.
The University of Texas System has eight separate and distinct academic institutions; each institution is a university and confers its own degrees. Its oldest and flagship institution is The University of Texas at Austin.
|The University of Texas at Arlington||UTA||Arlington||1895||1965||41,933|||
|The University of Texas at Dallas||UTD||Richardson||1961||1969||27,642|||
|The University of Texas at El Paso||UTEP||El Paso||1913||1967||25,078|||
|The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley||UTRGV||Brownsville, Edinburg, [n 1]
Harlingen, McAllen, Rio Grande City
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||UTSA||San Antonio||1969||30,674|||
|The University of Texas at Tyler||UT Tyler||Tyler||1971||1979||10,527|||
|The University of Texas of the Permian Basin||UTPB||Odessa||1973||7,628|||
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||UT Brownsville, UTB||Brownsville||1973||1991||2015
(merged to form The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
|The University of Texas-Pan American||UTPA||Edinburg||1927||1989|||
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. The new university began full operation in the 2015-16 school year.
In addition to eight academic institutions, the University of Texas System also has six standalone health institutions. Two of the academic institutions also house medical schools.
Southwestern Medical Center
(of any race, includes Tejanos and White Hispanics)
|Other races or unknown||4%||3%||N/A|
The administrative offices are in Downtown Austin. The UT system approved moving the system headquarters in November 2012. Bonds from the UT System's endowment funded the construction of the new 19-story, 330,000-square-foot (31,000 m2) headquarters, which had a price tag of $102 million. The UT system planned to lease a portion of the facility for shops and other offices, with the approximately 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) remaining portion used for its own employees. The system headquarters, named Replacement Office Building (ROB), were scheduled to open on August 1, 2017.
The University of Texas System was previously headquartered in O. Henry Hall in Downtown Austin. The system headquarters complex previously included multiple buildings, which had 550 employees in 2014. These faciliies included O. Henry Hall, Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall (named after Lady Bird Johnson), 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.
In 2013 the UT system approved the demolitions of the Colorado Building and the Lavaca Building, and the new UT headquarters was built where these buildings previously stood. The Texas State University System purchased O. Henry Hall in 2015 for $8.2 million; the UT System leased it and continued using it as its administrative headquarters prior to the 2017 completion of the UT System's current headquarters. The UT system replaced Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall and Ashbel Smith Hall with a commercial property that used the façade of Johnson Hall and is leased by Trammell Crow. The Ashbel Smith name is no longer used, and in this way UT Austin removes any references to the Confederate States of America, now highly controversial in 2017; Ashbel Smith was involved in the Confederacy. Ashbel Smith Hall was promptly imploded on March 25, 2018.
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. Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student. 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.