UT System is educating the workforce of the future.
The University of Texas System institutions awarded over 41% of its degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Health-related fields in academic year 2014, up from 33% in 2009. UT System's percentage of degrees awarded in STEM+Health is more than the average for public universities in Texas (33%) and for national public universities (32%).
All of the UT System Health Institutions and six of the nine Academic Institutions were higher than the 2014 national public university average for the percentage of degrees awarded in STEM and Health-related fields. All UT System health institutions and five of the nine academic institutions exceeded the average for Texas public universities. (Note that the University of Texas Brownsville and UT Pan American campuses closed at the end of AY 2015. UT Rio Grande Valley began enrolling students in Fall 2015. Therefore, as of AY 2016, UT System has eight Academic Institutions).
Since 2009, UT System institutions have increased the percentage of degrees awarded in STEM+Health fields by approximately eight points, from 33% to over 41%. The state and national averages have also increased since 2009, though at a slower rate (approximately five points).