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University of Texas System

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The University of Texas System
UofTsystem seal.svg
MottoDisciplina Praesidium Civitatis
(Latin for "Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy")
TypeState university system
Endowment$30.9 billion (FY2019)[1]
Budget$20.1 billion (FY2020)[2]
ChancellorJames B. Milliken
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students240,000 (2018)
210 West 7th Street
Austin, Texas

The University of Texas System (UT System) is an american government entity of the state of Texas that includes 14 higher educational institutions throughout the state including eight universities and six health institutions. The UT System is headquartered in Downtown Austin, and has a total enrollment of nearly 240,000 students (largest university system in Texas) and employs 21,000 faculty and more than 83,000 health care professionals,researchers and support staff. The UT System's $30 billion endowment (as of the 2019 fiscal year) is the largest of any public university system in the United States.[1] As of 2018, Reuters ranks the UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world.[3][4]

Component institutions

Academic institutions

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 oldest institution is The University of Texas at Austin.

Official name Official
Location Estab. Joined
(Fall 2017)
The University of Texas at Arlington UTA

UT Arlington

Arlington (main), Fort Worth 1895 1965 41,933 [5][6][7][8]
The University of Texas at Austin UT

UT Austin

Austin 1883 51,525 [9][10][11]
The University of Texas at Dallas UTD

UT Dallas

Richardson (main), Dallas 1961 1969 27,642 [12][13][14][15]
The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP

UT El Paso

El Paso 1913 1967 25,078 [16][17][18][19]
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley UTRGV

UT Rio Grande Valley

Edinburg (main), Brownsville (satellite), Boca Chica, Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, South Padre Island, Weslaco 2015 29,619 [20][21]
The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA

UT San Antonio

San Antonio 1969 30,674 [22][23][24][25]
The University of Texas at Tyler UTT

UT Tyler

Tyler 1971 1979 10,527 [26][27][28]
The University of Texas Permian Basin UTPB

UT Permian Basin

Odessa 1973 7,628 [29][30][31]

Health institutions

The University of Texas System has six health institutions, four of which have medical schools, as well as medical schools located at two academic institutions: UT Austin and UT Rio Grande Valley.[32]

At this time, all six health institutions are independent and are not officially affiliated with or organized under any of the 4-year academic institutions. However, many do have close relationships and special joint programs with them due to close geographic location (Dallas-Fort Worth & San Antonio institutions) or by maintaining historical connections (UT Austin and UT Medical Branch at Galveston).

Official name Official
Location Estab. Refs
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio UTHSA or UTHSCSA

UT Health San Antonio

San Antonio (main), Laredo 1959 [33][34]
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTH

UT Houston or UTHealth

Houston 1972 [35]
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTMDACC

MD Anderson

Houston (main), Katy, League City, Memorial City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands 1941 [36]
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB

UT Galveston

Galveston 1891 [37]
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center UTSW


Dallas (main), Fort Worth, Frisco, Irving, Richardson 1943 [38][39]
The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center* UTHSCT

UT Health Tyler

Tyler (main), Athens, Carthage, Flint, Gun Barrel City, Henderson, Jacksonville, Lindale, Pittsburg, Quitman 1977 [40][41]
The University of Texas at Austin -

Dell Medical School

- Austin 2013 [42]
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley -

School of Medicine

- Edinburg (main), Brownsville, Harlingen 2013 [43]

UT Tyler and UT Health Science Center at Tyler Merger; and medical school

In December 2019, the UT System Board of Regents unanimously agreed to merge The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) under The University of Texas at Tyler (UTT), creating a single unified institution.[41] Two months later, the UT System formally announced its intention to establish a new medical school that will be added under the new unified UT Tyler administration.[44] It will be the first medical school in the East Texas region.

The process to integrate the two institutions is in the early stages and university leaders hope to welcome students in 2021. The medical school is expected to open in 2023.

UT Rio Grande Valley

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.[45] The new university began full operation in the 2015–16 school year.

Former Academic Institutions Merged

Official name Official
Location Founded Joined
Merged Refs
The University of Texas at Brownsville UTB

UT Brownsville

Brownsville 1973 1991 2015
(merged to form The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
The University of Texas–Pan American UTPA

UT Pan American

Edinburg 1927 1989 [48][49]

Attempted academic institution and health institution mergers

In 2001 the 77th Texas Legislature proposed HB 3568, which would have merged all Dallas-Fort Worth UT System institutions (UT Dallas, UT Arlington, and UT Southwestern) under the name "The University of Texas at Dallas". UTD's Richardson campus would've been designated as the main campus, UTA's Arlington campus would've become a satellite campus, and UTSW's Dallas campus would've become the merged university's medical school.[50] The purpose was to help the metroplex gain one unified flagship-level university, but the House Bill ultimately failed to pass due to objections from UT Arlington (which wanted to retain its identity as a separate university) and the lack of time to properly explain the complex process to state representatives.[51]

Nine years later, in 2010, a study was commissioned to explore the possibility of merging UT San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio.[52] Officials ultimately decided against it, citing significant costs, administrative challenges, different university cultures, and UTSA's lower academic standards.[53] In 2016, an op-ed published in the San Antonio Express-News urged the UT System Board of Regents to reconsider their decision, but no further actions from the UT System have been taken since.[54]


Racial and/or ethnic background (2015)
Students[55] Texas[56] United States[57]
Asian 11% 5% 6%
Black 7% 13% 13%
(of any race, includes Tejanos and White Hispanics)
39% 39% 18%
Non-Hispanic White 30% 43% 61%
International student 9% N/A N/A
Other races or unknown 4% 3% N/A


The administrative offices are in Downtown Austin.[58] The UT system approved moving the system headquarters in November 2012.[59] 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.[60] The system headquarters opened on August 1, 2017.[61]

In July 2018, the Pentagon announced it had selected the UT System administrative building as the headquarters for the Army Futures Command, a new organization committed to coordinating modernization efforts and integrating innovation across the Army.

The University of Texas System was previously headquartered in O. Henry Hall in Downtown Austin.[62] The system headquarters complex previously included multiple buildings, which had 550 employees in 2014.[60] These facilities included O. Henry Hall, Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall (named after Lady Bird Johnson), Ashbel Smith Hall, the Colorado Building, and the Lavaca Building,

In 2013 the UT system approved the demolitions of the Colorado Building and the Lavaca Building,[59] and the new UT System headquarters was built where these buildings previously stood.[60] The Texas State University System purchased O. Henry Hall in 2015 for $8.2 million;[59] 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.[63] The UT System leased the land containing Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall and Ashbel Smith Hall to Trammell Crow[59] which is constructing a commercial property on the site that uses the facade of Johnson Hall. Ashbel Smith Hall was imploded on March 25, 2018.[64]

Coordinated Admissions Program

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.[65] Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student.[65]

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.[66][67]

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