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University of Texas System
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Motto Disciplina Praesidium Civitatis
(Latin for "Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy")
Established 1876
Type Public university system
Endowment $13.234 billion[1]
Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa
Faculty 17,158[2]
Staff 62,982[2]
Undergraduates 141,134[3]
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Campus 15 campuses

The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are for academy universities and six are health institutions. The UT System also offers online courses and degrees from UT institutions via the UT TeleCampus. The system is headquartered in Downtown Austin.[4]

The system has a total enrollment of over 190,000 students. Its flagship institution is the University of Texas at Austin.

The university system had an operating budget of $10 billion in 2007, with research expenditures totalling over $1.8 billion.[5]


UT System institutions


Academic universities

Health institutions

The 1890 Ashbel Smith building on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Board of Regents

O. Henry Hall, the main administrative building for the system, is at 601 Colorado Street in Downtown Austin, Texas, United States


  • Colleen McHugh, Chairman, Corpus Christi
  • Paul Foster, Vice Chairman, El Paso
  • Janiece Longoria, Vice Chairman, Houston
  • James R. Huffines, Austin
  • James D. Dannenbaum, Houston
  • Printice L. Gary, Dallas
  • Robert Steven Hicks, Austin
  • William Eugene Powell, San Antonio
  • Robert Lee Stillwell, Houston
  • Karim Meijer, Student Regent, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

UT System Executive Officers

Ashbel Smith Hall, a UT System administrative building in Downtown Austin
  • Francisco G. Cigarroa, Chancellor
  • Kenneth I. Shine, Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
  • David B. Prior, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Scott C. Kelley, Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
  • Philip Aldridge, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Development
  • Tonya M. Brown, Vice Chancellor for Administration
  • Barry D. Burgdorf, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
  • Francie A. Frederick, General Counsel to the Board of Regents
  • Barry McBee, Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations
  • H. Keith McDowell, Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer
  • Randa S. Safady, Vice Chancellor for External Relations
  • William H. Shute, Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
  • Amy Shaw Thomas, Vice Chancellor and Counsel for Health Affairs
  • Sandra K. Woodley, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives

UT System Officials

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, an administrative building in Downtown Austin
  • Bruce Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, The University of Texas Investment Management Co. (UTIMCO)
  • Charles Chaffin, Chief Audit Executive
  • Dan Sharphorn, Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel
  • Anthony P. de Bruyn, Director of Public Affairs
  • Florence Mayne, Executive Director of Real Estate
  • Lewis Watkins, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Larry Plutko, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Marg Knox, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
  • Pedro Reyes, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment
  • James Studer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Martha Ellis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community College Partnerships
  • Randy Wallace, Associate Vice Chancellor, Controller and Chief Budget Officer
  • Dan Stewart, Associate Vice Chancellor for Employee Benefits and Services
  • Darcy Hardy, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, UT TeleCampus


Campus Campus Land Area


Founded Enrollment

(Fall 2006)

Operating Expenses


Athletics Nickname U.S. News Ranking (2008)


SJTU World Ranking[7](2006)


NCAA Category PUF beneficiary
University of Texas at Arlington 400 1895 25,297 $296 million [8] Mavericks Tier 4 (national university) ?? Division I FCS Yes
University of Texas at Austin 350 1883 49,696 $5.54 billion Longhorns 44 39 Division I FBS Yes
University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College 380 1973 and 1926, respectively; combined since 1991 15,697 $101.5 million Scorpions ?? ?? NAIA No
University of Texas at Dallas 455 1969 14,523 $222.4 million Comets Tier 3 (national university) ?? Division III Yes
University of Texas at El Paso 366 1914 19,842 $132 million Miners Tier 4 ?? Division I FBS Yes
University of Texas at San Antonio 725 1969 31,968 $300 million Roadrunners Tier 3 (masters) ?? Division I, non-football[9] Yes
University of Texas at Tyler 204 1971 5,326 ?? Patriots ?? ?? Division III Yes
University of Texas of the Permian Basin 564 1973 3,840 $46.5 million Falcons ?? ?? Division II Yes
University of Texas–Pan American 238 1927 17,048 ?? Broncs ?? ?? Division I, non-football No

Research and enrollment

UT institution Research expenditure (2008)[10] Enrollment (Fall 2008)[11]
UT Austin $527.1 million 49,984
UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center $488.7 million 203
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas $371.1 million 2,415
UT Health Science Center at Houston $197.3 million 3,865
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
$188.6 million 3,060
UT Medical Branch at Galveston $153.5 million 2,388
UT Arlington $66.6 million 25,084
UT Dallas $59.3 million 14,943
UT El Paso $47.9 million 20,458
UT San Antonio $34.6 million 28,413
UT Health Center at Tyler $13.7 million n/a
UT Brownsville $5.9 million 17,197
UT Pan American $7.5 million 17,534
UT Tyler $3.4 million 6,117
UT Permian Basin $3.0 million 3,496
Total[12] $2.17 Billion 195,107


Nobel Laureate affiliation

Among the high marks of the University of Texas system are 9 Nobel prizes.[13] The all-time number of Nobel Laureates affiliated with the system among other academic institutions are:

Campus Number of Affiliated Nobel Laureates
University of Texas at Austin 9
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 5
University of Texas at Dallas 3
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 2

Faculty honors

As of 2007[14]:

Distinction Number
Shaw laureates 1
Pulitzer Prize recipients 20
Members of the Institute of Medicine 29
Members of the National Academy of Sciences 41
Members of the National Academy of Engineering 51
Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 59
Members of the American Law Institute 25
Members of the American Academy of Nursing 59
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators 10
Members of the International Association for Dental Research 37

National rankings



  1. ^ 2006 figure. Accessed April 28, 2007.
  2. ^ a b 2006 figure
  3. ^ 2005 figure
  4. ^ "UT System Contact Information." University of Texas System. Retrieved on October 3, 2009.
  5. ^
  6. ^ America's Best Colleges 2008: National Universities: Top Schools
  7. ^ arwu
  8. ^
  9. ^ UTSA is currently planning to start an FCS football program in 2011.
  10. ^ University of Texas System - Office of Public Affairs
  11. ^ University of Texas System - Put office name here
  12. ^
  13. ^ "UT Fast Facts 2007" (PDF). University of Texas System. 2007-04-28. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  14. ^ Ibid.
  15. ^ "World University Rankings". The Times Higher World University Rankings 2005. The Times Higher Education Supplement. Retrieved 2006-02-10. 
  16. ^ "M. D. Anderson Recognized For Contributions in Cancer Care". News Room. The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Retrieved 2006-02-10. 
  17. ^ "International report gives Dental School high marks". HSC News. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Retrieved 2006-02-10. 
  18. ^ "President gives annual State of the University Address". HSC News. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Retrieved 2006-02-10. 
  19. ^ Rankings & Kudos : About UT : The University of Texas at Austin

See also

External links


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