Public University

51,112 students

The University of Texas at Austin, a public university located in Austin, has 51,112 students enrolled. 29,362 prospective students applied in 2011. 15,129 (52 percent) of those students were admitted and 7,143 (47 percent) enrolled in classes. It cost $9,794 in 2011 for in-state students, compared to $32,506 for out-of-state students.

For students admitted in 2011, SAT scores ranged from 540 to 670 on critical reading, 580 to 710 on math, and 540 to 680 on writing.

The University of Texas at Austin is represented by Congressional District 25, Elliott Naishtat in Texas House District 49, and Kirk Watson in Texas Senate District 14

University Station
Austin, Texas 78712
(512) 471-3434

Admissions

Number of students who applied, were admitted and enrolled
Year Applicants Admitted Enrolled
1998 14,144 9,039 (63.9%) 6,742 (74.6%)
1999 15,223 12,986 (85.3%) 7,036 (54.2%)
2000 17,353 15,532 (89.5%) 7,684 (49.5%)
2001 16,113 12,370 (76.8%) 7,323 (59.2%)
2002 19,172 13,252 (69.1%) 7,918 (59.8%)
2003 20,978 11,505 (54.8%) 6,536 (56.8%)
2004 19,495 11,787 (60.5%) 6,782 (57.5%)
2005 20,567 12,203 (59.3%) 6,833 (56.0%)
2006 23,527 13,700 (58.2%) 7,410 (54.1%)
2007 23,678 13,771 (58.2%) 7,435 (54.0%)
2008 25,514 12,842 (50.3%) 6,698 (52.2%)
2009 28,223 14,186 (50.3%) 7,242 (51.0%)
2010 28,341 14,553 (51.4%) 7,273 (50.0%)
2011 29,362 15,129 (51.5%) 7,143 (47.2%)
19981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Applicants 14,14415,22317,35316,11319,17220,97819,49520,56723,52723,67825,51428,22328,34129,362
Admitted
(% of Applicants)
9,039 (63.9%)12,986 (85.3%)15,532 (89.5%)12,370 (76.8%)13,252 (69.1%)11,505 (54.8%)11,787 (60.5%)12,203 (59.3%)13,700 (58.2%)13,771 (58.2%)12,842 (50.3%)14,186 (50.3%)14,553 (51.4%)15,129 (51.5%)
Enrolled
(% of Admitted)
6,742 (74.6%)7,036 (54.2%)7,684 (49.5%)7,323 (59.2%)7,918 (59.8%)6,536 (56.8%)6,782 (57.5%)6,833 (56.0%)7,410 (54.1%)7,435 (54.0%)6,698 (52.2%)7,242 (51.0%)7,273 (50.0%)7,143 (47.2%)
Applicants, admitted and enrolled students by year

Students

Test Scores

Average SAT scores by section for enrolling students (writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)
Year Scores (25th percentile - 75th percentile)
Critical Reading Math Writing
Fall 2001 530 - 650 560 - 680 N/A
Fall 2002 540 - 650 570 - 680 N/A
Fall 2003 540 - 660 570 - 690 N/A
Fall 2004 540 - 660 570 - 680 N/A
Fall 2005 540 - 670 570 - 690 N/A
Fall 2006 530 - 660 570 - 690 520 - 640
Fall 2007 530 - 660 560 - 690 510 - 640
Fall 2008 530 - 660 570 - 690 520 - 650
Fall 2009 530 - 660 570 - 690 530 - 660
Fall 2010 530 - 660 570 - 700 530 - 660
Fall 2011 540 - 670 580 - 710 540 - 680
20012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Critical Reading 530 - 650540 - 650540 - 660540 - 660540 - 670530 - 660530 - 660530 - 660530 - 660530 - 660540 - 670
Math 560 - 680570 - 680570 - 690570 - 680570 - 690570 - 690560 - 690570 - 690570 - 690570 - 700580 - 710
Writing N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A520 - 640510 - 640520 - 650530 - 660530 - 660540 - 680
Critical reading, math and writing SAT scores of the 25th–75th percentile by year
(writing section not introduced until 2006 and still not reported by some institutions)

Sections

Enrollment

Number of students enrolled
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Total 48,55547,95747,90548,00848,85748,90649,00949,99650,61652,26151,42650,37749,23349,69750,17049,98450,99551,19551,112

Demographics

Percent of student body by ethnicity
(Reporting criteria changed over reporting period. Specifically, prior to 2011, Pacific Islander was bundled with Asian; Multiracial was introduced in 2010; and Unknown was introduced in 2010.)
1993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
White 67.2%66.4%65.6%65.3%65.6%64.6%63.6%62.7%61.3%60.2%59.3%58.7%57.5%56.6%55.1%54.5%53.5%52.1%51.1%
Black 3.8%3.8%4.0%4.0%3.5%3.3%3.2%3.2%3.2%3.2%3.4%3.5%3.7%3.9%4.2%4.4%4.5%4.3%4.2%
Hispanic 12.3%12.4%12.7%12.9%12.6%12.2%12.1%11.8%12.0%12.3%12.8%13.5%14.4%15.3%15.9%16.3%16.7%17.6%18.2%
Asian 8.1%9.2%9.9%10.4%10.8%11.5%12.1%12.5%13.2%14.0%14.2%14.4%14.6%14.8%15.4%15.6%16.1%15.8%16.2%
Pacific Islander ******************0.1%
Native 0.3%0.3%0.4%0.4%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.5%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.3%
Multiracial *****************1.0%1.7%
International 8.3%7.8%7.5%7.0%6.9%7.8%8.1%8.6%8.9%9.0%8.9%8.5%8.5%8.2%8.2%8.1%8.0%7.9%7.3%
Unknown *****0.2%0.6%0.8%1.0%0.9%1.0%1.1%0.9%0.7%0.7%0.7%0.8%1.0%1.0%
Student body breakdown by ethnicity and total enrollment

Race / Ethnicity

Price Trends

Average total cost for in-state and out-of-state students by year
Year In-State Costs Out-Of-State Costs Books & Supplies Room & Board
2000 $3,575 $10,025 $708 $5,113
2001 $3,766 $10,096 $722 $5,671
2002 $3,950 $10,490 $736 $5,975
2003 $4,188 $11,268 $748 $6,082
2004 $5,735 $14,435 $762 $6,184
2005 $6,972 $16,310 $800 $7,638
2006 $7,630 $20,364 $800 $8,176
2007 $7,670 $24,544 $800 $8,576
2008 $8,532 $27,760 $818 $9,246
2009 $8,936 $29,906 $860 $9,602
2010 $9,416 $31,266 $874 $10,112
2011 $9,794 $32,506 $874 $10,422
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
In-State Tuition $3,575 $3,766 $3,950 $4,188 $5,735 $6,972 $7,630 $7,670 $8,532 $8,936 $9,416 $9,794
Out-Of-State Tuition $10,025 $10,096 $10,490 $11,268 $14,435 $16,310 $20,364 $24,544 $27,760 $29,906 $31,266 $32,506
Books & Supplies $708 $722 $736 $748 $762 $800 $800 $800 $818 $860 $874 $874
Room & Board $5,113 $5,671 $5,975 $6,082 $6,184 $7,638 $8,176 $8,576 $9,246 $9,602 $10,112 $10,422
Total costs for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Total Costs

Tuition and Fees for in-state and out-of-state students by year

Tuition

Graduation Rates

Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years
Graduation Rates (Bachelor's Degree)
Year 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
FY 1999 36.20% 63.30% 70.00%
FY 2000 39.80% 65.50% 72.20%
FY 2001 37.00% 67.10% 73.70%
FY 2002 39.60% 65.80% 75.10%
FY 2003 42.20% 69.50% 73.80%
FY 2004 45.80% 71.30% 78.00%
FY 2005 47.50% 72.80% 78.70%
FY 2006 48.70% 74.10% 79.80%
FY 2007 51.60% 75.00% 80.50%
FY 2008 52.90% 78.10% 81.30%
FY 2009 53.00% 77.20% 83.50%
FY 2010 51.50% 77.80% 82.90%
2011 None% None% 83.30%
1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
4-Year 36.20%39.80%37.00%39.60%42.20%45.80%47.50%48.70%51.60%52.90%53.00%51.50%N/A
5-Year 63.30%65.50%67.10%65.80%69.50%71.30%72.80%74.10%75.00%78.10%77.20%77.80%N/A
6-Year 70.00%72.20%73.70%75.10%73.80%78.00%78.70%79.80%80.50%81.30%83.50%82.90%83.30%
Percent of first-time, full-time students who graduated in four, five or six years

Graduations