UT Impact on Texas

The University of Texas at Austin has been a major contributor to the Texas economy for more than 130 years. UT-Austin is among the best investments that the state can make: UT alumni generated $8.8 billion, or the equivalent of more than 133,000 new jobs, in 2013 alone. The university attracts more than $700 million in research funding, generates $400 million through its entrepreneurship programs, and educates students who go on to add more than $6 billion annually to the state’s economy.

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The University of Texas at Austin

Founded: 1883
Enrollment: 51,000
Degrees awarded yearly: 13,000
Alumni: 450,000
Registered student organizations: 1,100
Undergraduate yearly academic costs for residents: $9,810
Employees: 24,000
Number of colleges: 17
Research funding: $628 million
Patents awarded: 800
Museums and libraries: Seven museums and 17 libraries, including one presidential library

Alumni Impact

James Truchard, Bill Nolin, and Jeff Kodosky were inspired while working at UT-Austin’s Applied Research Laboratories. They began working in Truchard’s garage, developing revolutionary new products. Today, their company National Instruments has more than 7,000 employees worldwide, including 2,750 in Austin. National Instruments adds $634.6 million in income to the Texas economy, or the equivalent of 5,823 new jobs.

About Texas Exes

The Texas Exes, the alumni association for the University of Texas, was founded in 1885. The core purpose of the Texas Exes is to formally organize alumni and friends of the University of Texas at Austin to be its champions and advance its interests. Today there are more than 103,000 members whom the association strives to connect to each other and to the past, present, and future of the university through travel, reunions, continuing education, fellowship, legislative advocacy in support of higher education, and the Alcalde magazine.