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UT Tyler Among Highest ‘Return on Investment’ Institutions in State

August 19, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler is among Texas universities and colleges with the greatest lifetime return on investment, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

UT Tyler ranked in the top 35 out of the more than 450 two- and four-year, public and private institutions analyzed by AffordableCollegesOnline.org, an independent resource.

Their study finds graduates from these schools enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over 30 years, earning more on average than graduates from other Texas schools.

“Students at The University of Texas at Tyler learn in an engaged, high-tech, high-touch environment that prepares them for careers today and in the future,” said Dr. Alisa White, UT Tyler provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “A college degree from UT Tyler is a good investment.”

This is the first year AC Online assembled such a group. For the complete list, visit http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/texas/

“UT Tyler is indeed a great value,” President Mabry said. “With state-of-the-art facilities, a world-class faculty and small class sizes, the university provides our graduates the strong job skills, work ethics, clinical training and practical experience needed for them to become successful in their chosen fields of study.”

For its rankings, AC Online gathered wage information from the 2013 College Earnings Report by PayScale.com. They also compiled data from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System, National Center for Education Statistics and the Carnegie Foundation.

 “This recognition is important in our efforts to continue providing the academic excellence and wonderful benefits that come with a UT Tyler degree,” President Mabry added.

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/about/facts.php.

Affordable Colleges Online provides students with information about affordable higher education options. As a trusted resource for college stats and rankings, AC Online’s website offers financial aid videos, expert advice and cost savings ideas.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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