Everything’s big in Texas – including a certain school that favors burnt
orange and white. The nationally known University of Texas at Austin is
home to more than 51,000 students and more than 24,000 faculty and
staff members and is one of the largest public universities in the U.S.
It’s also the largest institution of the formidable University of Texas System
– which boasts nine academic universities and six health institutions, has
a combined enrollment of more than 211,000, and conferred more than
43,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The fact is, that in a city recognized as a center for culture, politics, the
arts, technology and music, the University of Texas is its crown jewel,
offering an incredible educational resource and a world of opportunity
for those who live here. The school’s undergraduate and graduate
programs rank among the best in the nation, and the school’s faculty
includes professors and researchers who have won the Nobel Prize, the
Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, and many other honors. UT also leads
the way in both research and education with a depth and diversity of
resources unmatched by most other public universities.
With more than 12,000 degrees awarded annually, more than 300
degree programs, and such nationally renowned facilities as the
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the McDonald
Observatory, and the Blanton Museum of Art, the university’s size is one of its biggest assets. In athletics, The
University of Texas at Austin is a powerhouse with 47
national championships in its history, including the
2005 collegiate football championship.
As an enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas
— big, ambitious and bold — the university drives economic and social
progress in Texas and serves the
nation as a leading center of
knowledge and creativity.
Hook ‘em Horns!
Alumni: About 450,000
President: Greg Fenves
Colors: Burnt orange and white
Mascot: Bevo, a Texas longhorn
Degrees awarded yearly: 12,000
Faculty and Staff: More than 24,000
Continuing education enrollment:
Registered student organizations: More than 900
Museums & libraries: Seven museums and 17 libraries
Type of institution: Public, four-year research university
Student enrollment: About 51,000 students from all 50 states
and more than 100 foreign countries
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for Longhorns’ sports and is a member of
both the NCAA and the Big 12 Conference.
In football, UT’s a winner of four national
titles (1963, 1969, 1970 and 2005) and ranks
second in NCAA all-time victories.
TRADE & TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Whether you’re looking for a better paying
job, or are interested in options beyond
four-year colleges, there’s no question that
more education is a good thing – and that
translates into a better economic, financial
and professional future.
According to the Prospering Together
report from the Business Roundtable,
85 percent of all new jobs require some
level of postsecondary education. The
report also found that 80 percent of the
fastest-growing occupations require high-er-level preparation – especially IT and
other technical fields.
Austin is committed to supporting a strong,
educated workforce, and has the education system to do just that with more than
100 trade and technical schools, not to
mention a host of acclaimed two-and four-year schools (see Higher Education in this
section for more details), to help students
and professionals navigate the challenges
of college and career. The following is a
listing of Austin’s major trade and technical
schools, including contact information and
The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78728
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of the
Art Institute of Houston, is a design, media
arts, fashion, and culinary post-secondary
school that offers a range of bachelor’s
and associate’s degree programs in Advertising Design, Culinary Arts, Digital
Media Production, Interactive Media
Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design,
HOOK ‘EM HORNS
Austin’s Burnt Orange Obsession