The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The university provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels.
Read more about our mission, core purpose and honor code.
Welcome from the President
Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 1883, UT is one of the largest and most respected universities in the nation.
Ours is a diverse learning community, with students from every state and more than 100 countries.
We’re a university with world talent and Texas traditions. Discover more about us online and come visit our beautiful campus in person.
— President William Powers Jr.
Fast Facts about the University
President: William Powers Jr.
Degrees awarded yearly: 12,000
Continuing education enrollment: 300,000
Undergraduate academic costs for resident: $9,418 for 2010-11
Employees: About 24,000 staff and faculty members
Registered student organizations: 1,000
Student enrollment: About 51,000 students
Operating budget: $2.14 billion for 2010
Research funding: $644 million for 2009-10
Museums and libraries: Seven museums and 17 libraries
Alumni: About 450,000
Mascot: Bevo, the Texas longhorn
Colors: Burnt orange and white