The Provost’s Office

Academic Excellence Through Education, Research & Service

We partner with the campus to ensure all students succeed and thrive, faculty and staff are supported in their research and scholarship and the campus community has the support it needs as a world-class public research university.

Our Mission

Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. We aim to challenge and inspire our students with a world-class education and the tools they need to be changemakers at UT and beyond.

156 Undergrad Degree Programs

237 Graduate Degree Programs

$652m Research Funding

Fall Semester Resources

COVID-19 related resources to help faculty and students navigate the fall 2020 semester.

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UT Austin Achieves 72.2% Four-Year Graduation Rate

Four-year graduation rate tops 70% as UT Austin admits one of its largest, most diverse first-year classes to date.


Provost’s Early Career Cohort Fellowship Awards, 2020

New initiative to help increase the number of faculty who will further UT’s critical goals of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness by attracting and hiring candidates with outstanding scholarly records, as well as knowledge and experience in the issues and practices of diversity, equity and/or inclusion.

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Resources on Equity and Anti-Racism

Resources on equity and anti-racism to help broaden the understanding of race and racism and how to cultivate anti-racism and better support black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), including queer people of color.

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Thank you

Message of gratitude and thanks to faculty as we start the fall semester from Interim Provost Jaffe.


I am privileged to be part of the UT Austin community and serve the campus in this important transitional role. My focus is to ensure continuity in the advancement of our academic mission through world-class research and scholarship, excellence in teaching and learning, and supporting our students on their successful path to graduation. I am committed to supporting our community and the diversity of people and ideas that make this campus a driver of change.

Daniel T. Jaffe

The University of Texas at Austin

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost



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