About The University of Texas at Tyler
At The University of Texas at Tyler, we are creating solutions today for a better tomorrow. A culture of excellence provides a nurturing environment to prepare our students to be future problem solvers. We take great pride in a tradition of offering quality academic programs, expert faculty, fascinating student life and well-rounded service opportunities.
A member of the renowned University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Tyler carries a proud tradition of high-quality students and academic opportunities. In fact, UT Tyler’s vision is special, indeed. UT Tyler strives to be the premier public university in Texas for high-ability students—the university for honor students in Texas.
Not only are UT Tyler’s students especially capable, whether they enter as freshman or transfer students, but they are taught by faculty scholars from almost all the major universities in the United States—from UCLA and Stanford in the West to Harvard and North Carolina in the East, and most of the major universities in-between. In addition, a number of faculty members hail from major universities around the world.
At UT Tyler, students have opportunities for valuable service learning projects and international study opportunities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. UT Tyler’s curriculum focuses on enhancing graduates’ skills or abilities in leadership, communication, reasoning, ethics, and computer technology, as well as global awareness.
Located on more than 200 acres, UT Tyler is a safe university built on a campus often considered to be the most beautiful in Texas. The campus is home to 14 new and renovated buildings arranged around two lakes. The buildings are truly state-of-the art and the campus is in a beautiful, park-like setting with trees and wildlife.
UT Tyler offers over 90 challenging academic programs in four professional colleges (education and psychology, engineering and computer science, business and technology, and nursing and health sciences) as well as the traditional college of arts and sciences. Those academic programs include doctoral degrees as well as degrees at the master’s and bachelor’s levels. Students represent 45 nations, 35 states and 131 Texas counties.
Baseball FieldWe offer a strong, exciting NCAA athletic program of which our students and community are extremely proud. The community is very supportive, contributing substantial resources to enable us to build the finest athletic facilities in the American Southwest Conference. Our Patriot student-athletes (in just the five years in which our 15 athletic programs have been eligible) have won six American Southwest Conference championships. More importantly, our student-athletes have garnered 71 ASC All-Academic Team awards. They have a grade point average considerably above that of the student body as a whole.
UT Tyler is dedicated to providing students a well-rounded educational experience as well as giving them excellent public service opportunities to help others. UT Tyler students have raised significant donations for the local food bank, helped build houses for Habitat for Humanity and raised funds for Relay for Life and Amnesty International, just to name a few.
The University’s R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, together with the University’s strong academic programs in the fine arts and music, makes UT Tyler the cultural center of East Texas. The UT Tyler Cowan Center features the 2,000-seat Vaughn Auditorium and the intimate Braithwaite Recital Hall. The Cowan Center brings to campus world-class speakers and entertainment ranging from former President George H.W. Bush and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox to Broadway musical hits like Chicago and Cats.
towerThe University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as an institution of the renowned University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Tyler’s vision is to be nationally recognized for its high quality education in the professions and in the humanities, arts and sciences, and for its distinctive core curriculum. Guided by an outstanding and supportive faculty, its graduates will understand and appreciate human diversity and the global nature of the new millennium. They will think critically, act with honesty and integrity, and demonstrate proficiency in leadership, communication skills, and the use of technology.
The University is committed to providing a setting for free inquiry and expects excellence in the teaching, research, artistic performances and professional public service provided by its faculty, staff, and students. As a community of scholars, the University develops the individual’s critical thinking skills, appreciation of the arts, humanities and sciences, international understanding for participation in the global society, professional knowledge and skills to enhance economic productivity, and commitment to lifelong learning.
Within an environment of academic freedom, students learn from faculty scholars who have nationally recognized expertise in the arts and sciences, and in such professions as engineering, public administration, education, business, health sciences, and technology. The faculty engages in research and creative activity, both to develop and maintain their own scholarly expertise and to extend human knowledge. The results of that research and other creative efforts are made
available to students in the classroom and to the general public through publication, technology transfer, and public service activities. The institution also seeks to serve individuals who desire to enhance their professional development, broaden their perspectives, or enrich their lives.
The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelors, master's and doctoral degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Tyler.