Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. With just over 52,000 students from all 50 states and 123 countries, we take seriously our motto: What Starts Here Changes the World. We boast 18 colleges and schools with over 300 degree programs, representing a diversity of thought and scholarship that is staggering.
Official Seal of Excelencia
2020 Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Student Success
7-time Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
#5 on the College Choice List for 50 Best Disability Friendly Colleges
#1 for Student Veterans in Texas (USN&WR)
Students walking on east mall steps

University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

In 2017, The University of Texas at Austin adopted the University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (UDIAP) to track our ongoing work to improve diversity, inclusion and equity within the campus community. The UDIAP standing committee reviews and updates the plan biannually to ensure we are actively engaged in diversity work in real and tangible ways. The plan is a reflection upon how we can provide the best education possible for students from all backgrounds, especially those that have been historically marginalized.

A Message from President Jay Hartzell

Jay Hartzell

“UT can be a world-class university only if we embrace the ideas and perspectives of a truly diverse set of talented people — of every background, race and life experience. That is how we can solve the hardest problems facing Texas, our country and the world. It is also how we can best enable our students to learn, develop and lead while they are on our campus, in their careers and throughout their lives. But it goes even deeper than that. Our university has made great strides in its commitment to diversity and inclusion in recent years, but we have much more progress to make. Our goal is to create an environment on the Forty Acres where all community members — students, faculty and staff — are empowered to be true to themselves, to participate fully in our vibrant university and to thrive as individuals. We won’t rest until we reach that goal.”

— Jay Hartzell, President

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Three students at a table

DDCE is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. The division focuses on four core pillars: campus culture, community engagement, education pipeline and research.

Gender and Sexuality Center

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT community to explore, organize and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach and advocacy.

UT Student Body Diversity

A diverse student body is critical to the learning experience. We continue to recruit and retain the best and brightest students who aspire to change the world.

Updated 2/2/2022

All Students by Race/Ethnicity
Student Diversity

All Students by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian 20.6%
Black 5.2%
Hispanic 24.2%
International 9.1%
Multiracial (excl. Black or Hispanic) 2.7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Unknown or Blank 1.3%
White 36.7%

*Black includes both “Black or African American Alone” and “Black or African American Multiracial (excluding Hispanic)”.
*Students are classified as “International” if they are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.
All Students by Gender
All Students by Gender pie chart

All Students by Gender
Men 44.7%
Women 55.3%

*Athough UT currently collects gender binary data, we support all students and provide resources for our LGBTQIA+ identifying students.

First generation undergraduate students

International students


Students From All Over the World

Students from 123 countries and all 50 states attend UT. Recruiting students from all over the world is essential to our success as a learning community.

214 Texas counties represented
Residency of Students pie chart. Described by Residency of Students caption.

Residency of Students
Texas 80.4%
International 9.1%
Out-of-State 10.5%

Longhorns around the world; 50 states, 123 countries

There is Something Here for Everyone

Illustration of students, one in foreground looking at a group of three, one with a bike

UT has nearly 1000 organizations that support various cultures, religions and interests — encouraging students to explore and build community.

Diverse Faculty

The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to attracting highly qualified faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas.

Updated 9/29/2020

Faculty Diversity
Faculty Diversity pie chart.

Faculty Diversity
Faculty Diversity Full Professor Associate Professor Assistant Professor Non-tenure track
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Asian 10.5% 11.2% 12.2% 8.1%
Black or African American 3.6% 6.0% 5.3% 3.3%
Hispanic/Latinx 5.9% 8.3% 10.4% 9.9%
International 1.3% 2.9% 18.1% 3.8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander only 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Two or more (excluding Hispanic) 0.8% 1.7% 1.2% 1.8%
Unknown or Blank 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
White 77.6% 69.8% 52.5% 72.3%

All Faculty by Gender
All Faculty by Gender pie chart

All Faculty by Gender
Men 56.5%
Women 43.5%

Tenured or tenure track women
Non-tenure track women

Staff Diversity

The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to attracting highly qualified staff with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas.

Updated 10/5/2022

Staff Diversity
Staff Diversity

Staff Diversity
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.22%
Asian 7.94%
Black or African American 6.65%
Hispanic/Latinx 22.95%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander only 0.07%
Two or more (excluding Hispanic) 1.94%
Unknown or Blank 0.16%
White 60.07%

All Staff by Gender
All Staff by Gender pie chart

All Staff by Gender
Men 45.5%
Women 54.4%
Unknown 0.1%

UT's Timeline of Integration