Methodology, Definitions, Notes, & Sources
- AUF = Available University Fund†
- AY = Academic Year
- BA = Bachelor of Arts Degree (often used more generally to refer to any baccalaureate degree)
- BCG = Baseline Comparison Group
- CAP = Coordinated Admissions Program
- CUs = Comprehensive Universities
- E&R = Education and Related (Expenses)*
- ERUs = Emerging Research Universities
- FTE Faculty = Full Time Equivalency Faculty*
- FTE Student (also FTSE) = Full-Time Equivalent Student*
- FTFTDS = First-time, Full-time, Degree-Seeking
- FY = Fiscal Year (Sep - Aug)
- IP = Intellectual Property*
- IPEDS = Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System†
- MA = Master of Arts Degree (often used more generally to refer to any master's degree)
- MSRDP = Medical Services and Research and Development Programs (practice plan)*
- NIH = National Institutes of Health (RePORT)†
- NSF = National Science Foundation (National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics)†
- NT = Non-Tenured (faculty)
- OACs = Other Academic Campuses
- PhD = Doctor of Philosophy (often used more generally to refer to any doctoral-level degree)
- PUF = Permanent University Fund†
- SCHs = Semester Credit Hours*
- STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math*
- THECB = Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board†
- TLCs = Teaching Load Credits*
- TSC = Texas Southmost College (2-year college partnered with UT Brownsville)
- T/TT = Tenured / Tenure-Track (faculty)*
* Items related to a specific metric(s) for which there is a separate page with more detail
† Links to an external website
All other linked abbreviations go to general notes/definitions below
General Notes & Definitions
All Academics. Generally includes all 9 academic institutions unless otherwise noted.
Admissions Test Scores. SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT. 25th and 75th percentile and average.
Baseline Comparison Group (BCG). The baseline groupings in the dashboard provide comparison groups unique to each academic institution. Each baseline group is similar to a UT institution in baseline characteristics such as size, student/faculty characteristics, academic programs, and research emphases. The Office of Strategic Initiatives used nationally recognized best-practice statistical methodology to identify these baseline groups for each academic university. Find out more about the BCG and benchmarking.
Comprehensive Universities (CUs). Focused primarily on teaching undergraduates, award few or no doctoral degrees, and have smaller amounts of research expenditures. Basic Carnegie Classification of Master's Universities (Medium or Larger). Includes UTB, UTPA, UTPB, and UTT.
Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP). Developed by The University of Texas System to expand the admission options available to students interested in enrolling at UT Austin. CAP students begin as freshmen at another UT System university and may transfer to UT Austin to complete their studies if they successfully complete program requirements. Related: Graduation Rates.
Earnings. (Post-Graduate Earnings, seekUT)
Emerging Research Universities (ERUs). These institutions have a growing research enterprise and an expanding focus on graduate students. They have Basic Carnegie Classification of Research Universities with High Research activity. ERUs are designated by THECB. There are seven in Texas, including UTA, UTD, UTEP, and UTSA. Find out more about Emerging Research Universities.
Employed and/or Enrolled. Baccalaureate Graduates
Enrollment. Headcount and FTE
Faculty. Headcount and FTE.
Funding Trends. Tuition and fee revenue, state appropriations, and non-operational revenue.
Intellectual Property (IP). Gross Revenue from.
Licensure Pass Rates. Engineering, Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, etc.
Revenue (see Funding Trends)
seekUT. About the earnings and workforce data on seekUT.
Student / Faculty Ratio. FTE Student per FTE Faculty, compared to peers.
Student / Advisor Ratio. Undergraduate Students per Professional Academic Advisor.
Time to Degree. By field. Average number of semesters enrolled and average number of credits attempted.