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UT institutions maintain robust enrollment for fall 2023

AUSTIN, TEXAS – According to preliminary enrollment data collected by the University of Texas System's Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, UT institutions have collectively enrolled 257,718 students, a 1.4% increase from 2022 and the second year of increased enrollment since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KUT Austin interviewed Lydia Riley, chief of staff in the UT System's Office of Academic Affairs, to discuss the most recent numbers. To listen to the interview, visit KUT News Now. Below is a full transcript of the KUT report:

Enrollment in the University of Texas System is up for the second year in a row. According to preliminary data, more than 256,000 students are enrolled in UT institutions. Lydia Riley works in the UT System Office of Academic Affairs. She says many universities nationwide have been dealing with enrollment losses over the last decade. “And while those declines have begun to slow a little bit nationally, we are really fortunate that UT institutions have been somewhat insulated, partly because of our booming population in Texas, but also because of our commitment to ensuring access and affordability.” The University of Texas at Austin has its largest student body ever with more than 53,000 students.

About The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System has enhanced the lives of Texans and individuals worldwide through its commitment to education, research and healthcare for 140 years. With 14 institutions collectively enrolling over 254,000 students, the UT System stands as one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions annually produce over 66,000 graduates and award more than one-third of the undergraduate degrees in Texas, as well as over 60% of the state's medical degrees. The combined efforts of UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics resulted in over 10.7 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days last year. The UT System’s $3.8 billion research enterprise is one of the nation’s most innovative and ranks No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the nation for federal research expenditures. The UT System has an operating budget of $29.1 billion for fiscal year 2024 and employs more than 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, support staff and student workers.

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