UT institutions enroll a record 244,276 students this fall

AUSTIN, Texas - Based on preliminary enrollment figures collected by The University of Texas (UT) System Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, UT institutions are enrolling a record-high 244,276 students across all campuses this fall. As a collective, UT institutions grew enrollment by 0.5%, while combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment across the nation has dropped 1.1% this fall, and 3.2% since 2020.

“Everyone knows Texas is growing dramatically, and we need to educate many more students from this point on. UT System’s institutions are committed to meeting the need by recruiting and retaining more Texans,” said UT System Chancellor J.B. Milliken. “We are focused on recruiting across Texas, from all backgrounds, and this includes not only traditional students, but also transfer students, pathway program enrollees, and early college high school graduates. One new tool providing us a great advantage is the Regents’ Promise Plus program, guaranteeing thousands more students with free tuition and mandatory fees.” 

UT Austin is the System's largest institution, enrolling an all-time high 52,384 students – surpassing the previous benchmark of 52,261, set in 2002. By percentage, UT Permian Basin, which grew enrollment more than 10%, and UT Dallas, which grew by more than 6%, made the largest enrollment jumps.

These preliminary enrollment figures will not be official until they are certified by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board.

Launched this fall, Promise Plus is a new $300 million endowment that will help thousands of undergraduate students earn a UT degree at no cost. For more information on the Promise Plus Program and the UT institutions it supports, please visit https://www.utsystem.edu/promise-plus.

About The University of Texas System

For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. With 13 institutions that enroll more than 240,000 students collectively, the UT System is one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produce more than 67,000 graduates annually and award more than one-third of the state’s undergraduate degrees and more than 60% of its medical degrees. Collectively, UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics accounted for more than 10.6 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days in 2021. UT institutions are among the most innovative in the world, collectively ranking No. 3 for most U.S. patents granted in 2021, and the UT System ranks No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation for federal research expenditures. The UT System also is one of the largest employers in Texas, with more than 22,000 faculty – including Nobel laureates and members of the National Academies – and more than 93,000 health care professionals, researchers and support staff. The UT System has an operating budget of $25.2 billion.

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