The University of Texas at Austin

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$10,824
2.02% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$15,502
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.74%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
31.8%
53,525 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
51,090
93.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
82.8%
6,649 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 (638 degrees awarded), General Economics (532 degrees), and General Psychology (395 degrees).

In 2019, 15,622 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at Austin. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (6,832 degrees), 2.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3004 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,824, which is $−17,676 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,824, which is $−17,676 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,502.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,824
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin was $10,824. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $−17,676 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,502
2019 Value
9.51%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of Texas at Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,502. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of Texas at Austin grew by 9.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,804
Room and Board
$700
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas at Austin was of $10,804 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $700. The cost of room and board increased by 7.29% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 5.74% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
35%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 49% 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.
2.74%
2017 Default Rate
202
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at Austin was 2.74%, which represents 202 out of the 7370 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 53,525 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.83% annual growth. Out of those 53,525 applicants, 17,029 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 31.8% acceptance rate.

There were 51,090 students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in 2019, and 79% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at Austin has an overall enrollment yield of 48%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

31.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
17,029
Accepted Out of 53,525

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at Austin was 31.8% (17,029 admissions from 53,525 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 38.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.83%, while admissions declined by −12.6%.

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SAT Scores

79%
Submission Percentage
6,416
Scores Submitted

79% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at Austin in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at Austin has a total enrollment of 51,090 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,910 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,180. This means that 93.8% 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 39.9% White, 21.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% Asian, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.46% Two or More Races, 0.145% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0685% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (20.7%), followed by White Male (17.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.5%), followed by White Male (21%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.59%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

93.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,090 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,910 and the part-time enrollment is 3,180. This means that 93.8% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

96%
2019 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 96%. 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
    20,382
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    11,081
  3. Asian
    9,958

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at Austin is 39.9% White, 21.7% Hispanic or Latino, 19.5% Asian, 4.08% Black or African American, 3.46% Two or More Races, 0.145% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0685% 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 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 621 students (1.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 828 more women than men received degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of Texas at Austin is white (6,832 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3004 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin is General Biological Sciences (638 degrees awarded), followed by General Economics (532 degrees) and General Psychology (395 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 Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees awarded), Communications (1,231 degrees), and Engineering (1,951 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 Software developers (474,719 people), Other managers (428,544 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (336,079 people), Civil engineers (273,000 people), and Mechanical engineers (202,779 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees awarded), Communications (1,231 degrees), Engineering (1,951 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (166 degrees), and Math & Statistics (414 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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees awarded), Communications (1,231 degrees), Engineering (1,951 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (166 degrees), and Math & Statistics (414 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 (556,134 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (552,894 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (353,637 people), Construction (342,487 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (317,224 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Cultural & Gender Studies (168 degrees awarded), Communications (1,231 degrees), Engineering (1,951 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (166 degrees), and Math & Statistics (414 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. 638 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 532 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 395 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin was General Biological Sciences with 638 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

7,397
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
8,225
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 7,397 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin, which is 0.899 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,225).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 441 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, which is 4.64 times more than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 440 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at Austin in General Business, which is 1.24 times more than the 355 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
83%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 58% 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, 83% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% 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 (93.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at Austin is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (93.8% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.226% 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
    6,832 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    3,004 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,883 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at Austin is white (6,832 degrees awarded). There were 2.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (3004 degrees).

1.42% of degree recipients (222 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    3,564 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    3,268 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,609 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at Austin is white female (3,564 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,268 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $4.29B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $401M (9.35%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, The University of Texas at Austin had a total salary expenditure of $3.13B. The University of Texas at Austin employs 925 Professors, 740 Lecturers, and 495 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of Texas at Austin are Male Professors (671), Female Lecturers(429), and Male Lecturers (311).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2569 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1712 employees, and Management with 1666 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$4.29B
2019 Endowment
6.15%
growth from 2018

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at about $4.29B, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at Austin grew 6.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.98B 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. $457M - Federal
  2. $61.5M - State
  3. $14.6M - Local

As of 2019, The University of Texas at Austin received $457M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $61.5M from state grants and contracts, and $14.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$1.32B
2019 Salaries
6.06%
growth from 2018

In 2019, The University of Texas at Austin paid a median of $1.32B in salaries, which represents 42.1% of their overall expenditure ($3.13B) and a 6.06% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.89% growth from 2017 and a 4.31% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$312M
Instructional Salaries
2,524
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of Texas at Austin paid a total of $312M to 2,524 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
925 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
2569 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Professor with 925 employees; Lecturer with 740 employees; and Lecturer with 495 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,569 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,712 employees; and Management with 1,666 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Male Lecturer

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin was Male Professor with 671 employees, Female Lecturer with 429 employees, and Male Lecturer with 311 employees.

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

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