UT System Awarded 54,324 Degrees in AY 2015
Percent Increase from AY 2011 to AY 2015
UT Academic Institutions
UT Health Institutions
Total UT System
Total Public TX Institutions
UT System institutions awarded more than 54,000 degrees in academic year 2015. Almost 50,000 were granted by UT System academic institutions, while nearly 4,700 were awarded by UT System health institutions. Additionally, UT System institutions awarded nearly 700 certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The number of degrees awarded has increased 18% since AY 2011, higher than the average of all public four-year institutions in Texas (15%).
According to a 2013 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, if the current production rate continues, “[T]he United States will fall short by 5 million workers with postsecondary education…by 2020.” By 2020, 21% of jobs in Texas are expected to require a bachelor’s degree, and 9% are expected to require a master’s degree or higher.(1) In order to ensure that Texas will have the educated workforce it needs to maintain a healthy and growing economy, the number of college degrees awarded must increase.
UT System has increased the number of degrees awarded by 18% since 2011. In 2015, UT System degrees accounted for more than one-third (37%) of all degrees conferred in Texas. UT System is doing its part to educate the state’s future workforce.
About the Data
This metric is based on total degrees awarded in AY 2011 and AY 2015.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board student data.
(1) Carnavale, A. P., Smith, N., and Strohl, J. (2013) Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020. Washington, DC: The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
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