About The University of Texas System
For nearly 140 years, The University of Texas System has improved the lives of Texans — and people all over the world — through education, health care and research. With an enrollment of more than 243,000 students at academic and health institutions across the state, as well as an operating budget of $25.2 billion, the UT System is one of the nation’s largest public university systems in the world.
UT institutions are powerful drivers of economic and social mobility in Texas, producing more than 64,000 degrees annually, including more than one-third of the state’s bachelor’s degrees and more than 60 percent of the state’s medical degrees. Almost half of all undergraduate degrees are awarded to students who qualified for a Pell grant based on financial need while enrolled at a UT institution.
More than three-fourths of undergraduate students secure jobs in Texas within a year after graduation, providing a skilled workforce and fueling the state’s economy. In fact, UT students who entered the Texas workforce between 2002 and 2019 had cumulative earnings through 2020 of $350 billion.
The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, researchers, support staff and student workers.
Creating a healthier Texas is a fundamental mission of UT institutions. Collectively, UT-owned and -affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 10 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days each year. The UT System is poised to open its seventh medical school in Tyler in 2023.
In addition to world-class patient care, UT researchers are on the front lines of advancing treatments and therapies for deadly and debilitating diseases. Total annual research expenditures across the UT institutions exceeds $3.8 billion, and the UT System ranks No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation in federal research expenditures among public higher education systems.
With the Texas population expected to grow dramatically in the years to come, the UT System will continue to lead in driving prosperity, innovation and health for the people of the Lone Star State.