Student Success



Student Success is core to the mission of The University of Texas System, and the Office of Academic Affairs works with UT System institutions to ensure that students have the support they need to access and succeed in college.

In support of and in collaboration with UT System institutions, The University of Texas System Office of Academic Affairs works to advance student success across the continuum, preK-20, and in alignment with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60X30TX Plan.

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With its statewide presence, The University of Texas System educates approximately one-third of all students enrolled in higher education in Texas, and embraces the state's growing PK12 population—largely comprised of Hispanic, English-language learners, first-generation, and lower-income students—as critical assets for the state's continued educational, economic, cultural and civic vitality.

The Student Success work of the Office of Academic Affairs is organized around the beliefs that:

  1. The success of the students we serve has everything to do with the educational paths they take and life circumstances from which they come before arriving at our institutions.
  2. Every student counts once we enroll students, it is our responsibility to meet them where they are, and help them persist and graduate with high-quality degrees, prepared for life and work in a complex, globally interdependent world.
  3. Getting more UT System students to the finish line of degree completion requires broad, cross-sector coordination and collaboration across U.T. institutions, and with partners beyond the System.

The future is now in Texas as our population is what the rest of the country will look like in future generations. In the UT System, the non-traditional student is our traditional student and the demographic profile of our undergraduate students represents what will be the reality for universities across the country in the coming decades.

Please direct questions and comments to Dr. Rebecca Karoff.