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The University of Texas System is committed to transparency and is driving success by making meaningful information readily available through the UT System Dashboard. Select a category below to explore related reports. CSV files are available for download on the last tab of each report. The UT Brownsville and UT Pan American campuses closed at the end of AY 2015 and are excluded from some analysis. UT Rio Grande Valley began enrolling students in Fall 2015. Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) joined The University of Texas System on September 1, 2023. Current and historic SFA data will be incorporated into the UT System Dashboard as it becomes available.
COVID-19 and the Transition to Remote Learning at UT Institutions: Uneven Access to Internet and Technology in Texas
In response to the national social distancing requirements, institutions in UT System have transitioned to distance learning. The Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (OIRA) created the Internet and Technology Access Dashboard, which provides the percentage of Texas households with internet and technology access to help users understand how students might be impacted by transitioning to distance learning this semester. The related PowerBI report below provides information on:
Post Secondary Impact on Intergenerational Income Mobility
Parents want their children to excel and surpass them financially. This is viewed as a benchmark for success, and it is a central component of the American Dream. Historically, financial success has been attributed to education; however, in recent years, more people are skeptical about the value of a college degree. A 2017 Pew Research Center report found that only 55% of the U.S. public believe higher education has a positive effect on the country. In order to explore the relationships between higher education, income, and mobility from one generation to the next, the University of Texas System (UTS) analyzed data for students who graduated or left a UTS academic institution between 2005 and 2012.
UT System Dual Credit Study
UT System’s Dual Credit Study 2018 reports the outcomes for approximately 135,000 students who entered a UT academic institution between 2010 and 2015, tracking them for six years. The study conveys positive aspects, as well as unintended consequences, of dual credit. It also offers recommendations to improve the process to impact a student’s overall college experience and success more positively.
First-of-its-kind collaboration unveils nationwide earnings of graduates by program of study and institution
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Salary and debt data for graduates of University of Texas institutions – no matter where they live and work – are now available, thanks to a partnership between The University of Texas System and the United States Census Bureau.
Major Matters Most: The Economic Value of Bachelor’s Degrees from The University of Texas System
Collaborative report with Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce / July 2017
A college education is widely recognized as a gateway to economic opportunity and intergenerational mobility in the United States. Children from households with highly educated parents are three times more likely to get a Bachelor’s degree than children from households in which the parents did not attend college. Today, at least some postsecondary education is a baseline requirement for anyone who aspires to enter the middle class. Deeper research has demonstrated that it is not just the college degree that matters; labor market outcomes also are tightly tied to what one studies and what job one gets...