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UT Austin Recognized for Leadership in Degree Completion
APLU names university one of five finalists for award honoring efforts to improve retention and graduation rates.
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Student Success

Ensuring our students have the opportunity to complete a world-class education within four years is an essential part of UT Austin's commitment to serve the people of Texas. Students who graduate in four years begin their careers or pursue graduate education sooner than their peers while incurring less student loan debt. 

The university proudly sends our graduates into the world as representatives of the university while gaining additional capacity for new students - increasing fiscal responsibility through efficiency.

Graduation & Persistence Rates on the Rise

Student Success Initiatives was founded in 2013 and since its inception has implemented a range of forward-thinking programs to foster timely graduation. Using predictive analytics to ensure students receive the support they need, UT Austin’s four-year graduation rate climbed to 61 percent in 2016 — the highest on record and an increase of 10 percentage points since 2011. By August 2017, UT Austin aims to graduate 70 percent of its senior class.


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Data Driving UT Austin’s Increase in Graduation Rates

Strategic use of data is helping to set new records in student success.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Awards Grant to University Leadership Network

The $265,000 grant will support 50 students in the 2016-17 academic year.