The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to attracting highly qualified faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and ideas. Faculty excellence is essential to our research and teaching missions and faculty diversity fosters excellence and contributes to UT Austin's prominence. The data below quantifies the university’s success at diversifying faculty representation. Its presentation is structured to facilitate comparison across the university, as well as with peer institutions across the nation. This data is also intended to serve as a benchmark as we strive as an institution to make further progress towards being an equitable and inclusive university of the first class.