The University of Texas System granted degrees to more than 22,000 new graduates from eight of their institutions.
According to the UTsystem.edu, the UT System awards more degrees than any other public higher education system in Texas. More than one-third of all degrees awarded in Texas were earned at UT institutions in 2017.
UT’s system increased the number of awarded degrees by 20% over the past five years. Out of 43% of all UT degrees 50% of undergraduate certificates were awarded to minority students.
“A college degree is critical to economic and social mobility. When a student graduates, having a degree positively affects not just his or her life, but also their families, communities and society as a whole,” UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken said.
The number of degrees awarded in December include the following UT academic institutions:
- UT Austin – 2,741
- UT Arlington – 5,400
- UT Dallas – 2,713
- UT El Paso – 2,577
- UT Permian Basin – 400+
- UT Rio Grande Valley – 2,628
- UT San Antonio – 4,179
- UT Tyler – 1,510
Milliken says the UT faculty and staff has a profound commitment to student success, and that he congratulates the institutions and graduates for their impressive fall numbers.
According to UT System’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, the debt-to-income ratio for UT baccalaureates one year after graduation is 7.8%, the recommended threshold falls below 10%.