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.
Nationally Recognized Programs
Student Success Initiatives was founded in 2013 and since its inception has implemented a range of forward-thinking programs to foster timely graduation and has been recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), PBS, The New York Times, and more. Using predictive analytics to ensure students receive the support they need, UT Austin’s four-year graduation rate climbed to 66 percent in 2017 — the highest on record and an increase of 15 percentage points since 2011.