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Governance - Faculty Honors - Private-Sector Support

Research Spending - Technology Transfer - PUF -

Doing More with Less

 

The core commitment of The University of Texas System is to education as a life-transforming experience. We are dedicated to the strengthening of the entire education enterprise, from pre-kindergarten through post-graduate studies. The 15 institutions are composed of thousands of people who are making a difference in Texas and in the global community.

 

See also, Fast Facts brochure (pdf) (Spring 2005)

What is the UT System?

Overview

 

Link to Mission Statement

Budget & Finance

Leader in Texas Higher Education

Students

The University of Texas institutions provide superior instruction and learning opportunities to 185,816 undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students from a wide range of social, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

 

The UT System institutions represent and serve a growing and increasingly diverse state. Five of its academic universities –

UT El Paso, UT San Antonio, UT Brownsville/Texas Southmost College, UT Pan American and UT Permian Basin – serve a largely Hispanic population.

 

Student Enrollment

 

UT System Fall 2005
Student Enrollment

Campus

Fall 2005
Percent Increase from 2004
UT Academic Campuses
Arlington
25216
-0.3%
Austin
49233
-2.3%
Brownsville*
13250
14.8%
Dallas
14399
2.2%
El Paso
19257
1.8%
Pan American
17048
0.1%
Permian Basin
3,406
3.5%
San Antonio
27291
4.3%
Tyler
5746
7.9%
Subtotal (Academic)
174846
1.6%

 

UT Health Institutions
Southwestern Medical Center
2350
3.4%
Medical Branch at Galveston
2172
2.4%
HSC-Houston
3587
5.5%
HSC-SA
2775
-2.2%
M. D. Anderson
86
22.9%
Subtotal (Health)
10970
2.5%
TOTAL
185816
1.7%

*includes Texas Southmost College headcount

 

Statewide Health Services

Four medical schools, two dental schools and nine nursing schools are a vital part of the UT System. These programs are engaged in research and in training a new generation of health-care workers, while also providing critically needed health care for the state and beyond.

 

Texas' rate of uninsured is 25 percent, which is the highest in the nation. The UT System provides a wide array of medical services to Texas' uninsured. In FY 2005, System institutions served the underinsured with $1.4 billion in health care.

 

Governance

The UT System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents. Three members are appointed every two years by the Governor of Texas; their appointments are subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate. The board's regular meetings are held four times per year and are rotated among the UT campuses and the System offices in Austin. Throughout the history of the UT System, the board has been composed of dedicated individuals who have been strong advocates of academic excellence. The chancellor serves as the chief executive officer of the UT System and the chief operating officer of the UT System.

 

Faculty Honors

The faculty at the 15 UT institutions are consistently honored by their peers, professional associations, and other organizations for their contributions to their academic fields and for their roles as outstanding teachers.

 

Honors and distinctions among the internationally distinguished faculty include:

Private-Sector Support

Although the UT System components are public institutions, they also rely on philanthropic contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, alumni, and others for a significant portion of their overall support. These generous donations provide valuable support for endowed faculty positions, student fellowships and scholarships, special facilities, enhancement of academic programs, and many other needs.

 

Research Spending

UT System Research Expenditures
(in millions of dollars)
Campus

FY 2005

Research

Spending

(in $millions)

Percent

Increase from 2004

UT Academic Campuses
Arlington
$ 33.8
50.9%
Austin
422.9
10.6%
Brownsville**
5.4
64.2%
Dallas
43.1
37.8%
El Paso
36.0
12.3%
Pan American
5.8
35.0%
Permian Basin
1.2
-38.8%
San Antonio
23.6
42.9%
Tyler
.50
-43.9%
Subtotal (Academic)
$ 572.3
15.6%

 

UT Health Institutions
Southwestern Medical Center
$ 320.8
2.0%
Medical Branch at Galveston
150.0
12.9%
HSC-Houston
156.5
4.2%
HSC-SA
134.1

7.3%

M. D. Anderson
342.0
8.9%
Health Center Tyler
11.4
11.5%
Subtotal (Health)
$ 1,114.7
6.5%
TOTAL
$ 1,687.0
9.4%

 

 

Technology Transfer

FY 2004

 

Activity:

New invention disclosures - 486

U.S. patents issued - 119

Licenses and options executed - 140

Start-up companies formed - 12

 

Financial data:

(in millions of dollars)

Total gross revenue received from intellectual property - $29.7 million

Permanent University Fund (1)

 

Financial Highlights
(in millions)

 

PUF Market Value - 9/1/2004
$8,087.9
Distribution to the AUF
$(341.2)
Net Investment Return
$1,487.0
Land Receipts (2)
$193.0
Students Benefiting from the PUF (headcount) (3)
219,979
PUF Market Value per Student
$42,853
Ending Market Value - 8/31/2005
$9,426.7

 

(1) Excludes PUF lands with estimated August 31, 2005 value of $1,515.6M.

 

(2) As of August 31, 2005: 1,220,754 acres under lease; 511,155 producing acres; 3,275 actives leases; and 2,057 producing leases.

 

(3) Students who attended a participating UT System and TAMU System PUF institution.

 

Doing More with Less

The UT System has added or expanded several value-added functions since 1999:

 

See Also

Chronological Dates in UT System History

List of Former Chancellors

List of Former Regents

About UT System

 

updated 3/2006