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UT Austin Ranks Highly for Undergraduate Experience
UT Austin fared very well in three new specialty rankings from U.S. News, ranking No. 14 in the country for first-year experience, No. 16 for undergraduate research / creative projects, and No. 12 among the country's "Most Innovative Schools." All three of these rankings underscore strong work in recent years to improve the undergraduate experience and strengthen student research opportunities.
UT Austin Achieves 69.9% Four Year Graduation Rate
The Class of 2019 set a record for the university’s four-year graduation rate at 69.9 percent, up slightly from the 2018 high of 69.8%. Graduation rates at UT have shown consistent improvement since 2011, when the university set a goal to increase the four-year graduation rate from 52% to 70%. In 2013, the university implemented a number of campus-wide student success programs and began analyzing student data to provide proactive graduation support for students. The programs offer peer mentoring, academic support and scholarship access to help more incoming students succeed in college. The university continues to make especially noteworthy improvements in the four-year graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students. In addition to improving graduation rates, UT’s efforts have led to a 0.6% increase in the first-to-second year undergraduate retention rate, which is now 95.7%. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UT Austin No. 14 in the country for first-year student experience.