The University Of Texas At Tyler

The University Of Texas At Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler, also known as UT Tyler, is a coeducational public university located in Tyler, Texas. It was established in 1971 as Tyler State College. UT Tyler's main campus is spread across an area of 200 acres. The university offers more than 90 academic degree programs at the bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Education and Psychology
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences

UT Tyler participates in the American Southwest Conference of the NCAA's Division III. Both men's and women's sports teams are sponsored by the school and are nicknamed the Patriots.

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The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd
Tyler , TX 75799-6699
General Phone: (903) 566-7000

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UT Tyler Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts289Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management273business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources development, marketing, sales and marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine254registered nursing, nursing administration, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling106psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, psychobiology, school psychology, educational psychology, community health services, marriage and family therapy
Education and Teaching68curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, special ed, early childhood education, health teaching, reading teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy54health and physical education, exercise science
Engineering47engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Engineering Technician34engineering technology, industrial tech, occupational safety tech
Computer Science and Engineering27computer and info science
Science27biology, chemistry
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Art Studies14art studies
Family and Social Work4public administration
Fine Arts1fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for UT Tyler in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,02834
Master's degree22836

UT Tyler Student Body

In 2007-2008, UT Tyler had a total enrollment of 6,137 students (4,974 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 10%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 22%
22-24 23%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


UT Tyler Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 67 %

UT Tyler Room and Board (2007)

UT Tyler offers campus housing for 852 of its 4,974 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Tyler, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

UT Tyler Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490590
SAT Math470580
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT58%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

UT Tyler Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,764
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,508
Room and board $ 7,510
Room charge $ 4,175
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,724
Books and supplies $ 920
Other expenses $ 1,920

Financial Aid:
UT Tyler participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1116300)

UT Tyler Faculty

UT Tyler has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3832
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1870

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year44$82,28211$76,992
Associate professoracademic year32$66,36522$63,933
Assistant professoracademic year38$60,17631$56,218
Instructoracademic year0*41$46,892
Lectureracademic year11$44,68821$44,160
No academic rankacademic year2*7$74,002
All faculty totalacademic year127$67,888133$55,369

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

UT Tyler Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Southwest Conference
Baseball American Southwest Conference
Track American Southwest Conference

UT Tyler Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Health Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Industrial Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General


Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets UT Tyler Apart:

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Top 13%UT Tyler Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%UT Tyler % of degrees in liberal arts
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%UT Tyler % of accepted students who choose to enroll

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