Undergraduate students in this year's freshman class at The University of Texas at Austin are showing performance gains compared with freshman cohorts in past years, including a 98.5 percent retention rate from fall to spring semester, which is higher than any freshman cohort in the past five years.
EVENT: Senior Vice Provost David Laude will host David Bergeron, U.S. acting assistant secretary for postsecondary education, for a conversation on national higher education policy. WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2-3 p.m. Event is invitation only but open to the media. WHERE: Student Activities Center, Legislative Assembly, Room 2.302 BACKGROUND: Students, administrators and a national representative… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas at Austin is introducing new financial aid programs that encourage four-year graduation rates among student populations who have historically been less likely to graduate in four years.
University of Texas at Austin officials praised a series of recommendations for increasing college completion rates released this week by the national Commission on Higher Education Attainment. Many of the recommendations mirror efforts already under way at UT Austin while others will provide additional direction for campus efforts.
As part of the university’s initiative to improve four-year graduation rates, The University of Texas at Austin has launched a set of interactive tools to help prospective students evaluate their readiness for college-level instruction and select a major.
As part of a strategic plan to increase its four-year graduation rate, The University of Texas at Austin has appointed a graduation rate champion to oversee its efforts to streamline the undergraduate experience and remove institutional roadblocks to timely graduation.
David A. Laude, senior associate dean for academic affairs and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed interim dean of the university's College of Natural Sciences.
Genevieve Allen, a Dean's Scholars Honors Biology major at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected as a 2011 Truman Scholar.
Miranda Denise Colletta and Cynthia Chen, undergraduates at The University of Texas at Austin, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.
Grace Eckhoff, an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Marshall Scholar, one of 40 scholars from across the nation who earned the scholarship to study abroad in the United Kingdom.