For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care.
The University of Texas System is one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education, with nine academic institutions and six health institutions  that educate more than 213,000 students. The UT System has an annual operating budget of $15.6 billion (FY 2015) including $3 billion in sponsored programs funded by federal, state, local and private sources. With about 90,000 employees, the UT System is one of the largest employers in the state.
Each year, UT’s academic institutions award more than one-third of all undergraduate degrees in Texas, and its health institutions grant two-thirds of all health professional degrees. In addition, UT System health professions provide care to millions of patients each year, and UT System faculty and students are engaged in cutting-edge research and making significant discoveries that benefit society.
Over the past two years, The University of Texas System’s ground-breaking strategic plan, called the Framework for Advancing Excellence , has cemented UT as a national leader in higher education. As a result of the Framework, The University of Texas System has implemented transformational initiatives to:
- Raise graduation rates
- Reduce student debt
- Improve health care
- Increase data transparency and access
- Recruit and retain outstanding faculty and staff
- Integrate high-quality, highly-interactive online learning
- Enhance productivity and efficiency
- Support technology commercialization and emerging research institutions
- Expand educational opportunities in South Texas
Through the leadership of the Chancellor , Board of Regents  and UT presidents , student success and access are top priorities for The University of Texas System, and University of Texas institutions will continue to set the standard for excellence in higher education.