The University of Texas at Tyler
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A centerpiece for learning,
culture and natural beauty
About The University of Texas at Tyler - Fast Facts

Fast Facts

UT Tyler at a Glance

UT Tyler SwoopThe University of Texas at Tyler is a centerpiece for learning, culture and natural beauty in East Texas, located midway between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System.

UT Tyler is home to six academic colleges:


  • Tyler Main Campus: Nearly 259 acres nestled in the beautiful pine and oak forests of East Texas. Key facilities include the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center with gymnasium that seats 2,000, and the R. Don Cowan Performing Arts Center that is a cultural attraction for the entire region.
  • Palestine Campus: On-site courses and online/interactive television classes are available in new facilities featuring state-of-the-art education in nursing, education, health and kinesiology, and history.
  • Longview Campus: Modern facilities featuring the latest simulated patient technology host on-site classes in nursing, business, technology, liberal arts, math, sciences and education. Courses are offered via Web, interactive television and hybrid formats.

Key Achievements

  • Three out of five seniors have job offers before graduation day.
  • One out of five graduates goes on to graduate or professional school.
  • Our graduates often outperform graduates from all other Texas public universities with outstanding pass rates on state licensure exams:

Nursing: 95%

Teacher Education: 94%

Nurse Practitioners (MSN): 100%

Counseling (MS Psych): 100%

  • One of the only universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in human resource development.
  • The only university in Texas to offer two distance-learning campuses where students can take classes close to home.


Total enrollment: 7,519 students
UT Tyler students represent 47 nations, 41 states and 131 counties
Resident students: 773

Accreditation: UT Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees.

Faculty: 449

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 17:1

10 Most Popular Undergraduate Majors:

Research Expenditures: $2.7 million (FY 11)

Total Research Awards:
More than $20 million (2005-12)

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees: 42
Graduate master’s degrees: 33
Doctoral degrees: 3

Financial Aid

Scholarships and Grants Awarded: $10 million available
Timely Graduation Rebate Program
Weekend Course Tuition Rebate Program
Working to Success Institutional Work Study Program

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate (in-state fall and spring): $6,592
(Tuition and fees subject to change.)
Room & Board: $9692 (resident, on-campus)

Student Activities

Greek Life: 3 fraternities and 3 sororities
Club sports, intramurals and 15 NCAA athletic teams

More than 50 student organizations
Student Government Association

NCAA Athletics

Conference: American Southwest Conference
Basketball [men, women]
Cross Country [men, women]
Baseball [men]
Golf [men, women]

Soccer [men, women]
Softball [women]
Tennis [men, women]
Track & Field [men, women]
Volleyball [women]

Campus Housing

UT Tyler offers on-campus living, steps from classes, the library and all university activities in three modern residences:

Ornelas Hall: Double- and triple-occupancy suites
Patriot Village Apartments: Furnished units - four bedroom/two bath; two bedroom/one bath
University Pines Apartments: Apartments - one or two bedroom/one bath; four bedroom/two bath