In January 2010 the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House requested that all state agencies, including state universities, prepare a plan to reduce state general revenue spending by 5 percent for the current biennium.

—William Powers Jr.

How the Money Gets Used

The University of Texas at Austin’s primary missions are teaching, research and community engagement, and that’s where the university’s dollars go: instruction and academic support, research and public service.

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Discover where the university's dollars go.

The university’s operating budget

More than 50,000 UT students get the benefits of services and activities, such as the

Funds go toward university-wide initiatives, such as

The budget also supports initiatives

Priority increases for 2010-11 include