Get to Know UT Tyler

What to Know About a Great Texas University

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 13 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls 10,000 students and consists of five colleges and three schools. Read about UT Tyler's 50th anniversary

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. We also offer instructional sites at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and in Palestine, Longview and Houston.

With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.

Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and our average student-professor ratio of 22:1 is a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. Our learning environment is truly student-centered: We offer private university quality at affordable public university prices.

We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.

  • UT Tyler students represent 167 Texas counties, 45 states and 60+ nations.

  • UT Tyler is a young, fast-growing university offering outstanding facilities such as the renowned R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece of cultural entertainment in the East Texas region, and the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center.

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Tyler Main Campus

Nearly 259 acres nestled in the beautiful pine and oak forests of East Texas. Key facilities include the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center with gymnasium that seats 2,000, and the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center that is a cultural attraction for the entire region.

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Palestine Campus

On-site courses and online/interactive television classes are available in new facilities featuring state-of-the-art education in nursing, education, health and kinesiology, and history.

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Longview Campus

Modern facilities including the latest simulated patient technology, with on-site classes in nursing, business, technology, liberal arts, math, sciences and education. Courses are offered via web, interactive television and hybrid formats.

UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center

Houston Engineering Center

The  UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center  is offered in partnership with Houston Community College to provide a seamless pathway to a four-year degree in civil, electrical or mechanical engineering. Students can take lower-division courses at HCC and upper-division courses from UT Tyler at the Houston Engineering Center, located on the HCC Alief-Hayes Road Campus.