The University of Texas at Austin

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,398

3.03% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$14,356

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.65%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

36.5%

51,033 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

51,525

93.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

82.9%

5,861 Graduates

About

The University of Texas at Austin is a higher education institution located in Travis County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of Texas at Austin were General Biological Sciences (713 degrees awarded), General Economics (481 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (477 degrees).

In 2017, 16,610 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at Austin. 53.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (7,695 degrees), 2.43 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3169 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,398, which is $-16,102 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,398, which is $-16,102 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,356.

In 2017, 50% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 34% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,398

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin was $10,398. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $-16,102 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$14,356

2017 Value

10.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 The University of Texas at Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,356. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of The University of Texas at Austin grew by 10.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,070

Room and Board

$662

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas at Austin was of $10,070 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $662. The cost of room and board decreased by 12.1% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 11.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

34%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

50% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 4.17% with respect to 2016, when 48% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

2.65%

2016 Default Rate

196

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at Austin was 2.65%, which represents 196 out of the 7406 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

The University of Texas at Austin received 51,033 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 7.41% annual growth. Out of those 51,033 applicants, 18,620 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 36.5% acceptance rate.

There were 51,525 students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in 2017, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at Austin has an overall enrollment yield of 45%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

36.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

18,620

Accepted Out of 51,033

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at Austin was 36.5% (18,620 admissions from 51,033 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 40.4%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 7.41%, while admissions declined by -2.93%.

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SAT Scores

73%

Submission Percentage

6,160

Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at Austin has a total enrollment of 51,525 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,980 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,545. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 42.4% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 3.86% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (21.9%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.2%), followed by White Male (21.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.92%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,525 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,980 and the part-time enrollment is 3,545. This means that 93.1% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin was 95%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), The University of Texas at Austin had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    21,870

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,534

  3. Asian

    9,399

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at Austin is 42.4% White, 20.4% Hispanic or Latino, 18.2% Asian, 3.86% Black or African American, 3.32% Two or More Races, 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.118% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 634 students (1.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1066 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. The majority of degree recipients at The University of Texas at Austin are white (7,695 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3169 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin is General Biological Sciences (713 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (481 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (477 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of Texas at Austin, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (1,282 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees), and Engineering (1,802 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Other managers (474,965 people), Software developers (425,697 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (328,085 people), Civil engineers (237,006 people), and Postsecondary teachers (226,921 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,282 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees), Engineering (1,802 degrees), Physical Sciences (476 degrees), and Math & Statistics (389 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Surgeons, Sales managers, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,282 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees), Engineering (1,802 degrees), Physical Sciences (476 degrees), and Math & Statistics (389 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Computer Systems Design (555,822 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (468,297 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (440,691 people), Elementary & secondary schools (361,811 people), and Construction (295,519 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,282 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (148 degrees), Engineering (1,802 degrees), Physical Sciences (476 degrees), and Math & Statistics (389 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of Texas at Austin.

Most Common

  1. 713 degrees awarded

  2. 481 degrees awarded

  3. 477 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin was General Biological Sciences with 713 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 7,772

  2. 8,838

In 2017, 7,772 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin, which is 0.879 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,838).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 671 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin in General Business, which is 0.797 times less than the 842 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 842 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at Austin in General Business, which is 1.25 times more than the 671 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 52% of students graduating from The University of Texas at Austin completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (94.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at Austin is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (94.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.256% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,695 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,169 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,874 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at Austin is white (7,695 degrees awarded). There were 2.43 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3169 degrees).

1.08% of degree recipients (179 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,074 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,621 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,827 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at Austin is white female (4,074 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,621 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $3.68B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $521M (14.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin had a total salary expenditure of $2.81B. The University of Texas at Austin employs 979 Professors, 525 Associate professors, and 501 Lecturers. Most academics at The University of Texas at Austin are Male Professors (730), Male Associate professors(298), and Female Lecturers (280).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2478 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1724 employees, and Management with 1428 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.68B

2017 Endowment

9.01%

growth from 2016

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at about $3.68B, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at Austin grew 9.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.39B higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $451M - Federal

  2. $65.7M - State

  3. $9.16M - Local

As of 2017, The University of Texas at Austin received $451M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $65.7M from state grants and contracts, and $9.16M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.17B

2017 Salaries

4.31%

growth from 2016

In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin paid a median of $1.17B in salaries, which represents 41.8% of their overall expenditure ($2.81B) and a 4.31% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.82% growth from 2015 and a 2.62% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$289M

Instructional Salaries

2,577

Number of Employees

In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin paid a total of $289M to 2,577 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

979 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2478 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Professor with 979 employees; Associate professor with 525 employees; and Associate professor with 501 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,478 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,724 employees; and Management with 1,428 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Lecturer

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin was Male Professor with 730 employees, Male Associate professor with 298 employees, and Female Lecturer with 280 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of Texas at Austin.

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