Facts and Rankings

The College of Education is committed to bridging research to practice and to preparing educators, researchers, and leaders to join us in responding to pressing challenges in education and health.

We are 3rd in total research expenditures, 1st in research expenditures as a percent of total expenditures at UT Austin.

Established in 1891

5 Departments

12 Research Centers and Institutes

28 Research Labs

Top Ranked Programs

Our Alumni

More than 8000

degrees granted in
the last decade

More than 560


Data source: COLA Reporting Toolkit, 2020
Note: includes bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees earned.
Data source: HookedIn, 2020

Student Enrollment: Fall 2020

1,937 Undergraduates 

10 majors and 2 minors across 3 programs

799 Graduate Students 

Data source: Cognos, 2020
Note: includes formula-funded students only

College-wide Student Demographics

Multi-racial means two or more races reported not including Black or Hispanic.

Our Faculty: Fall 2020

272 faculty members: 109 tenured/tenure-track, 163 non-tenured/non-tenured-track
2nd most diverse population of tenured/tenure-track faculty at UT Austin
Many have been recognized for their work in their fields and for excellence in the classroom.

Data source: Cognos, 2020 (based on federal ethnicity/race codes)
Note: includes all tenured/tenure track faculty (n=109)

  • Fellowships
    • 3 Fellows, AAHPERD
    • 1 Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
    • 4 Fellows, American Academy of Kinesiology
    • 6 Fellows, American College of Sports Medicine
    • 1 Fellow, American Heart Association
    • 3 Fellows, American Psychological Association
    • 1 Fellow, Association for Fitness in Business
    • 2 Fellows, Gerontological Society of America
    • 3 Fellows, National Academy of Kinesiology
    • 1 Fellow, National Science Teachers Foundation
    • 1 Fellow, Royal Historical Society
    • 1 Fellow, Spencer Foundation
    • 3 Provost Teaching Fellows
    • 3 Senior Provost Teaching Fellows
    • 3 Fellows, University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
  • Awards
    • 1 Dr. Truman L. Kelley Award for Scholarship Excellence
    • 1 Athletic Trainer Service Award, National Athletic Trainers' Association
    • 1 Dr. Irving Morrisett Award for Excellence in Social Science Education
    • 2 Jeannette E. Feischner Awards, Council for Exceptional Children
    • 1 Oscar Heidenstam Lifetime Achievement Award
    • 1 Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Honor Award, National Association for Sport & Physical Education
    • 1 Sports Emmy Award
    • 1 Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance Scholar
    • 9 Regents' Outstanding Teacher Award
    • 4 Alcalde Texas 10 Teaching Awards
    • 3 Elizabeth Shatto Massey Awards for Excellence in Teacher Education
    • 8 Texas Teaching Excellence Awards


Strong Teacher Preparation Programs

Our teacher preparation programs have been rated as “Accredited” by the Texas Education Agency for the last 10 years.

Learn more about our history.