Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis
Motto in English
|A cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy.|
|Type||State university system|
|Endowment||$30.9 billion (FY2019)|
|Budget||$20.1 billion (FY2020)|
|Chancellor||James B. Milliken|
210 West 7th Street,
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. As of 2018, Reuters ranks the UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world.
The University of Texas System has eight separate and distinct 4-year academic institutions; each is a university and confers its own degrees.
|The University of Texas at Arlington||UTA
|Arlington (main), Fort Worth||1895||1965||41,933|||
|The University of Texas at Dallas||UTD
|Richardson (main), Dallas||1961||1969||27,642|||
|The University of Texas at El Paso||UTEP
UT El Paso
|The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley||UTRGV
UT Rio Grande Valley
|Edinburg (main), Brownsville (satellite),||2015||29,619|||
|The University of Texas at San Antonio||UTSA
UT San Antonio
|The University of Texas at Tyler||UTT
|The University of Texas Permian Basin||UTPB
UT Permian Basin
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. The new university began full operation in the 2015-16 school year.
|The University of Texas at Brownsville||UTB
(merged to form The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
|The University of Texas-Pan American||UTPA
UT Pan American
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.
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).
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio||UTHSA or
UT Health San Antonio
|Long School of Medicine||San Antonio (main), Laredo||1959|||
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston||UTH
|McGovern Medical School||Houston||1972|||
|The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center||UTMDACC
|None||Houston (main), Katy, League City,||1941|||
|The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston||UTMB
|UTMB School of Medicine||Galveston||1891|||
|The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||UTSW
|UTSW Medical School||Dallas (main), Fort Worth,||1943|||
|The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler*
(*To be organized under UT Tyler in 2021)
UT Health Tyler or
UT Health East Texas
|None||Tyler (main), Athens, Carthage, Flint,||1977|||
|Medical school||Academic institution affiliation||Location||Estab.||Refs|
|Dell Medical School||UT Austin||Austin||2013|||
|UTRGV School of Medicine||UT Rio Grande Valley||Edinburg (main), Brownsville, Harlingen||2013|||
|UTT School of Medicine*
(*Under Construction, Opening 2023)
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. 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. 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.
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. 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.
Nine years later, in 2010, a study was commissioned to explore the possibility of merging UT San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio. Officials ultimately decided against it, citing significant costs, administrative challenges, and different university cultures. 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.
(of any race, includes Tejanos and White Hispanics)
|Other races or unknown||4%||3%||N/A|
The administrative offices are in Downtown Austin. The UT system approved moving the system headquarters in November 2012. 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. The system headquarters opened on August 1, 2017.
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. The system headquarters complex previously included multiple buildings, which had 550 employees in 2014. 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, and the new UT System headquarters was built where these buildings previously stood. The Texas State University System purchased O. Henry Hall in 2015 for $8.2 million; 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. The UT System leased the land containing Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall and Ashbel Smith Hall to Trammell Crow 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.
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. Each institution in the University of Texas System sets its own admissions standards, and not all schools may accept a particular CAP student.