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 8,800

degrees granted in
the last decade

More than 900


Data sources

  • COLA Reporting Toolkit, 2021
  • HookedIn, 2021
  • Institutional Reporting, Research and Information Systems

Student Enrollment: Fall 2021

2,060 Underaduate Students

28% of undergraduate students are first generation

829 Graduate Students 

Note: includes formula-funded students only

College-wide Student Demographics, 2021

Institutional Reporting, Research and Information Systems

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

Our Faculty: Fall 2021

208 faculty members: 105 tenured/tenure-track, 103 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.

  • 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.