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University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 8,500 students and consists of seven colleges.

Our beautiful 259-acre Tyler campus is nestled along a lake surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation.

UT Tyler is a perfectly sized campus, with our major buildings and student services centrally located for easy access. For student convenience, we also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston.

Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and our average student-professor ratio is 17-1, a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. We also rank No. 3 out of all academic institutions in the UT System for students graduating on time.

With more than 80 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs, including many online master’s programs, PhD degrees in nursing and human resource development, and the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program.

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’s students represent 144 Texas counties, 50 states and 52 countries.

UT Tyler is a young, fast-growing university offering the latest 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.

Employers confirm that UT Tyler graduates are among the best-prepared graduates from any public university in Texas.


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