Fast Facts

UT Tyler at a Glance

The University of Texas at Tyler is a centerpiece for learning, culture and natural beauty in East Texas, located midway between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler is one of the fastest-growing universities in the renowned University of Texas System.

UT Tyler is home to six academic colleges:


  • 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 Performing Arts Center that is a cultural attraction for the entire region.

Instructional Sites

  • Palestine Campus: Students prepare for a career in nursing using the latest simulated patient technology.

  • Longview Campus: Students prepare for a career in nursing using the latest simulated patient technology.

    Houston Engineering Center is offered in partnership with Houston Community College (HCC) 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.

Key Achievements

  • Our graduates often outperform graduates from all other Texas public universities with outstanding pass rates on state licensure exams:
    • Nursing: 94.9%
    • Teacher Education: 97.2%
    • Nurse Practitioners (MSN): 100%
    • Counseling (MS Psych): 100%
  • One of the only universities in the country to offer a bachelor’s degree in human resource development.
  • The only university in Texas to offer three distance-learning campuses where students can take classes close to home.

Degrees Offered

  • Undergraduate Bachelor’s Degrees: 48
  • Graduate Master’s Degrees: 34
  • Doctoral Degrees: 6


  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) – BSN, MSN
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) – DNP
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET – Engineering
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET – Construction Management
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Texas Board of Nursing


UT Tyler Housing

Campus Housing

UT Tyler offers campus housing close to classes, the library and all university activities in five modern residences:

Eagle's Landing: two bedroom/two bath; three bedroom/three bath; four bedroom/two or four bath.

Ornelas Hall: double- and triple-occupancy suites.

Patriot Village Apartments: four bedroom/two bath; two bedroom/one bath.

University Pines Apartments: one or two bedroom/one bath; four bedroom/two bath.

Victory Village: two bedroom/two bath; three bedroom/three bath; four bedroom/four bath.

More Information

  • Tuition and Fees

    Undergraduate, In-state Fall and Spring: $9,146 (Tuition and fees subject to change.)

    Room & Board: $9,618 (Resident, On-campus)

  • Financial Aid

    Scholarships and Grants Awarded: $10 Million Available

    Timely Graduation Rebate Program

    Weekend Course Tuition Rebate Program

    Working to Success Institutional Work Study Program

    Financial Aid
  • Student Activities

    Greek Life: 4 Fraternities and 4 Sororities

    Club Sports, Intramurals, 17 NCAA Athletic Teams

    Nearly 100 Student Organizations

    Student Government Association

    Student Life


UT Tyler Bell Tower

The University of Texas at Tyler

Total Enrollment: 9,927 (based on enrollment numbers for the fall 2020 semester)

UT Tyler students represent 58 nations, 46 states and 167 Texas counties.

Students Residing on Campus: 1,700+

Accreditation: UT Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees.

Faculty: 633

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19:1


UT Tyler Athletics

NCAA Athletics at UT Tyler

Conference: Lone Star Conference
Basketball [men, women]
Cross Country [men, women]
Baseball [men]
Golf [men, women]
Soccer [men, women]
Softball [women]
Tennis [men, women]
Track & Field [men, women]
Volleyball [women]

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