Journey to the Top

What “Top 25” Means


Change in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Three-year change, 2010 - 2012, with 2012 rank

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Undergraduate Education

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Retention Rate

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6-Year Graduation Rate

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Graduate Education

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Number of Master’s & Professional Degrees

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Number of PhD Degrees

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Research & Creative Activity

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Federal Research Expenditures

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Total Research Expenditures

Faculty & Staff

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Average Tenure-Line Salary Range

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Undergraduate Student to Faculty Ratio

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Infrastructure & Resources

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Teaching & Support Expenditures per Student

Endowment per Student

By The Numbers

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Faculty members who became fellows in the American Association of the Advancement of Science


UT’s national rank for number of NEH research fellowships


Additional Living and Learning Communities


Total number of dropped classes each student is now allowed


New endowed chairs and professorships created


New academic advisors added across the university

Our campus community believes in our potential and departments across campus are talking about how to make their program a Top 25 operation.
- Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek


Percentage of 2012–13 incoming freshmen with a 4.0 GPA


Student-athletes named to the 2011–12 SEC Honor Roll


Campus buildings now on the National Register of Historic Places


Graduate programs ranked, nationally, in the Top 10


Terabytes of memory now installed in UT’s Nautilus supercomputer


Instructors hired to teach high-demand courses


Degrees awarded during the 2011–12 academic year


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It’s been three years since our journey to the Top 25 began, and our goals are no longer just numbers in a bar chart or graph. Our journey has sparked a great energy that is improving our students’ experience and yielding tangible results.

Part of the journey is accountability, and throughout this report, you will see where we have had success and where we still have work to do to reach our aggressive goals.

Join us on our journey,

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek

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