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University of Texas System

The University of Texas System
UofTsystem seal.svg
Motto
Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis
Motto in English
A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.[1]
TypeState university system
Established1876
Endowment$30.9 billion (FY2019)[2]
Budget$20.1 billion (FY2020)[3]
ChancellorJames B. Milliken
Academic staff
21,000
Administrative staff
83,000
Students240,000 (2018)
Undergraduates167,028[3]
Postgraduates54,309[3]
Address
210 West 7th Street
,
Austin, Texas
Websitewww.utsystem.edu

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.[2] As of 2018, Reuters ranks the UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world.[4][5]

Component institutions

Academic Institutions

The University of Texas System has eight separate and distinct 4-year academic institutions; each is a university and confers its own degrees.

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

UT Arlington

Arlington (main), Fort Worth 1895 1965 41,933 [6][7][8][9]
UT

UT Austin

Austin 1883 51,525 [10][11][12]
The University of Texas at Dallas UTD

UT Dallas

Richardson (main), Dallas 1961 1969 27,642 [13][14][15][16]
The University of Texas at El Paso UTEP

UT El Paso

El Paso 1913 1967 25,078 [17][18][19][20]
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 [21][22]
The University of Texas at San Antonio UTSA

UT San Antonio

San Antonio 1969 30,674 [23][24][25][26]
The University of Texas at Tyler UTT

UT Tyler

Tyler 1971 1979 10,527 [27][28][29]
The University of Texas Permian Basin UTPB

UT Permian Basin

Odessa 1973 7,628 [30][31][32]


UT Brownsville & UT Pan American (UTRGV) merger

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.[33] The new university began full operation in the 2015-16 school year.

Official name Official
abbreviations
Location Founded Joined
system
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)
[34][35]
The University of Texas-Pan American UTPA

UT Pan American

Edinburg 1927 1989 [36][37]

Health Institutions

The University of Texas System has six independent health institutions (four of which have medical schools) along with two medical schools located at two academic institutions: UT Austin and UT Rio Grande Valley.[38]

At this time, all six health institutions 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).

Independent UT Health institutions

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

UTHSCSA

UT Health San Antonio

Long School of Medicine San Antonio (main), Laredo 1959 [39][40]
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTH

UTHealth or

UT Houston

McGovern Medical School Houston 1972 [41]
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTMDACC

MD Anderson

None Houston (main), Katy, League City,

Memorial City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands

1941 [42]
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB

UT Galveston

UTMB School of Medicine Galveston 1891 [43]
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center UTSW

UT Southwestern

UTSW Medical School Dallas (main), Fort Worth,

Frisco, Irving, Richardson

1943 [44][45]
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler*

(*To be organized under UT Tyler in 2021)

UTHSCT or

UTHET

UT Health Tyler or

UT Health East Texas

None Tyler (main), Athens, Carthage, Flint,

Gun Barrel City, Henderson, Jacksonville,

Lindale, Pittsburg, Quitman

1977 [46][47]

Medical schools within academic institutions

Medical school Academic institution affiliation Location Estab. Refs
Dell Medical School UT Austin Austin 2013 [48]
UTRGV School of Medicine UT Rio Grande Valley Edinburg (main), Brownsville, Harlingen 2013 [49]
UTT School of Medicine*

(*Under Construction, Opening 2023)

UT Tyler Tyler 2023 [50]



UT Tyler & UT HSC Tyler (UTT) merger

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.[47] 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.[50] 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.


Attempted academic & health institution mergers

Dallas-Fort Worth

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.[51] 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.[52]

San Antonio

Nine years later, in 2010, a study was commissioned to explore the possibility of merging UT San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio.[53] Officials ultimately decided against it, citing significant costs, administrative challenges, and different university cultures.[54] 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.[55]


Students

Racial and/or ethnic background (2015)
Students[56] Texas[57] United States[58]
Asian 11% 5% 6%
Black 7% 13% 13%
Hispanic
(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

Administration

The administrative offices are in Downtown Austin.[59] The UT system approved moving the system headquarters in November 2012.[60] 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.[61] The system headquarters opened on August 1, 2017.[62]

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.[63] The system headquarters complex previously included multiple buildings, which had 550 employees in 2014.[61] 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,[60] and the new UT System headquarters was built where these buildings previously stood.[61] The Texas State University System purchased O. Henry Hall in 2015 for $8.2 million;[60] 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.[64] The UT System leased the land containing Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall and Ashbel Smith Hall to Trammell Crow[60] 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.[65]

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.[66] Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student.[66]

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.[67][68]

See also

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