The University of Texas at Austin

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,092

2.92% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$16,010

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.6%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

40.4%

47,511 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

51,331

92.6% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

81.2%

5,874 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 (832 degrees awarded), General Computer & Information Sciences (464 degrees), and General Economics (457 degrees).

In 2016, 17,181 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Texas at Austin. 52.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (8,417 degrees), 2.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3153 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,092, which is $-15,764 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $10,092, which is $-15,764 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,010.

In 2016, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 35% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,092

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin was $10,092. The cost of tuition at The University of Texas at Austin is $-15,764 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$16,010

2016 Value

7.81%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 The University of Texas at Austin had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,010. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of The University of Texas at Austin grew by 7.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,456

Room and Board

$750

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of Texas at Austin was of $11,456 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $750. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

35%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2015, when 45% 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.

2.6%

2015 Default Rate

209

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at The University of Texas at Austin was 2.6%, which represents 209 out of the 8035 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 47,511 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 12.1% annual growth. Out of those 47,511 applicants, 19,182 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 40.4% acceptance rate.

There were 51,331 students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016, and 76% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of Texas at Austin has an overall enrollment yield of 45.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

40.4%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

19,182

Accepted Out of 47,511

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of Texas at Austin was 40.4% (19,182 admissions from 47,511 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 39.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 12.1%, while admissions grew by 15.3%.

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SAT Scores

76%

Submission Percentage

6,652

Scores Submitted

76% of enrolled first-time students at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of Texas at Austin has a total enrollment of 51,331 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,815. This means that 92.6% 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 43.3% White, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 17.8% Asian, 3.94% Black or African American, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.2%), followed by White Male (19.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (22.8%), followed by White Female (22.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.54%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51,331 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin is 47,516 and the part-time enrollment is 3,815. This means that 92.6% of students enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

95%

2016 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

    22,227

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10,265

  3. Asian

    9,155

The enrolled student population at The University of Texas at Austin is 43.3% White, 20% Hispanic or Latino, 17.8% Asian, 3.94% Black or African American, 3.28% Two or More Races, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.131% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 665 students (1.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 787 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 (8,417 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3153 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin is General Biological Sciences (832 degrees awarded), followed by General Computer & Information Sciences (464 degrees) and General Economics (457 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 (1,251 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (153 degrees), and Engineering (1,832 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 Miscellaneous managers (536,187 people), Software developers, applications & systems software (384,114 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (318,420 people), Civil engineers (237,072 people), and Postsecondary teachers (195,248 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,251 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (153 degrees), Engineering (1,832 degrees), Human Sciences (548 degrees), and Physical Sciences (477 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

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 Physicians & surgeons, Economists, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,251 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (153 degrees), Engineering (1,832 degrees), Human Sciences (548 degrees), and Physical Sciences (477 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 (471,582 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (438,139 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (393,579 people), Elementary & secondary schools (335,440 people), and Construction (273,763 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of Texas at Austin are Communications (1,251 degrees awarded), Cultural & Gender Studies (153 degrees), Engineering (1,832 degrees), Human Sciences (548 degrees), and Physical Sciences (477 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. 832 degrees awarded

  2. 464 degrees awarded

  3. 457 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of Texas at Austin was General Biological Sciences with 832 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 8,197

  2. 8,984

In 2016, 8,197 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin, which is 0.912 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,984).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 786 degrees were awarded to men at The University of Texas at Austin in General Business, which is 0.828 times less than the 949 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 949 degrees were awarded to women at The University of Texas at Austin in General Business, which is 1.21 times more than the 786 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%

100% Completion Time

81%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 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, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 83% 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 (90.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of Texas at Austin is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (90.9% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.136% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,417 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,153 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,721 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of Texas at Austin is white (8,417 degrees awarded). There were 2.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3153 degrees).

1.09% of degree recipients (188 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    4,440 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    3,977 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,749 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of Texas at Austin is white female (4,440 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (3,977 degrees).

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Operations

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at nearly $3.34B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $21.9M (0.655%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, The University of Texas at Austin had a total expenditure of $2.56B. Of that $2.56B, they spent $1.07B on salaries and $2.56B on benefits.

The University of Texas at Austin employs 981 Professors, 603 Lecturers, and 522 Associate professors. Most academics at The University of Texas at Austin are Male Professors (749), Female Lecturers(314), and Male Associate professors (300).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 2549 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 1811 employees, and Management with 1343 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$3.34B

2015 Endowment

1.04%

decline from 2014

The University of Texas at Austin has an endowment valued at about $3.34B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of Texas at Austin declined 1.04% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.07B 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. $395M - Federal

  2. $65.4M - State

  3. $9.15M - Local

As of 2015, The University of Texas at Austin received $395M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $65.4M from state grants and contracts, and $9.15M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$1.07B

Salary Expenditure

$2.56B

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, The University of Texas at Austin had a total expenditure of $2.56B. Of that $2.56B, they spent $1.07B on salaries and $2.56B on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at The University of Texas at Austin as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$1.07B

2015 Salaries

2.62%

growth from 2014

In 2015, The University of Texas at Austin paid a median of $1.07B in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($2.56B) and a 2.62% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.787% growth from 2013 and a 4.53% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$282M

Instructional Salaries

2,728

Number of Employees

In 2015, The University of Texas at Austin paid a total of $282M to 2,728 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

981 Employees

Computer, Engineering, and Science

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

2549 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Professor with 981 employees; Lecturer with 603 employees; and Lecturer with 522 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 2,549 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 1,811 employees; and Management with 1,343 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Lecturer

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of Texas at Austin was Male Professor with 749 employees, Female Lecturer with 314 employees, and Male Associate professor with 300 employees.

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

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