Public higher education in Texas, and at UT, is still a great value. Our tuition is eighth among our 12-member national comparison group. The average amount of student debt is relatively low, and we continue to be listed as a good value by Kiplinger's and other publications.

—William Powers Jr.

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How Tuition Is Used

Tuition and state appropriations combine to pay for the core operational costs of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the world’s great research universities. Tuition plays an integral part in the university’s mission by helping it hire more faculty to maintain reasonable class sizes, retain faculty and support staff through merit pay increases and expand existing academic programs and initiate new ones.


View an estimate of how 2010-11 tuition dollars are spent (PDF, download Adobe Reader).

View the University Budget Summary for 2010-11 [PowerPoint].

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