40th Anniversary

The University of Texas at Tyler

Welcome to The University of Texas at Tyler’s 40th Anniversary—and Still Growing website where you’ll experience a virtual journey reflecting 40 years of growth, transition and excellence in higher education.

Created by the Texas Legislature in 1971 as Tyler State College, the campus was renamed Texas Eastern University in 1975, and became a part of the renowned University of Texas System in 1979. We are deeply indebted to those business and community leaders who, more than 40 years ago, had the foresight and the determination to seek a university for this community and who helped establish a firm foundation for the future. More...

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