(FY 2019-2025)

Strategic Plan Home

1. Increase the Number of UT Graduates


  • Increase total enrollment to 61,500 students
    Benchmark: 50,810 (FY19)
  • Increase number of degrees awarded to 15,000
    Benchmark: 12,095 (FY19)
  • Increase six-year graduation rates for undergraduates to 70.5%
    Benchmark: 61.1% (FY19)
  • Increase percentage of out-of-state and international students (undergraduates) to 20%
    Benchmark: 13.6% (FY18)

2. Enhance our National & International Reputation for Educational Excellence


  • Benchmark and increase the number of faculty holding national leadership roles by 10%
  • Benchmark and increase number of regional & national teaching/mentoring awards received by UT faculty by 10%
  • Benchmark and increase the number of faculty who participate in teaching enhancement & development opportunities by 50%

3. Enhance Student Success


  • Increase freshman fall-to-fall retention to 87.5%
    Benchmark: 81.2% (FY18)
  • Ensure all undergraduates participate in at least one high-impact practice (HIP)
  • Enhance student support services to increase overall retention and degree completion

4. Expand Inclusive Access & Achievement


  • Successfully launch the UT Promise
  • Increase diversity of the student body
  • Ensure student support services and success initiatives are not disproportionally subscribed
  • Close existing achievement gaps
  • Increase online offerings by 25% to provide greater access to courses and degree programs


Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Goal

Expand inclusive access and overall student support and achievement


Working Group

  • Linda Martin (Co-champion), Vice President for Academic Affairs & Student Success, UTSA
  • David Golden (Co-champion), Professor & Faculty Fellow, UTIA
  • Caula Beyl, Herbert College of Agriculture Dean, UTIA
  • Phil Cavalier, Provost, UTM
  • Yancy Freeman, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Success, UTC
  • Lori Gonzalez, Vice Chancellor, Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, UTHSC
  • Jerold Hale, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UTC
  • Brian Hester, Assistant Director of the Office of Institutional Research, UTSA
  • Andy Lewter, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UTM
  • David Manderscheid, Provost, UTK
  • Tyvi Small, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement, UTK
  • Melissa Tindell, Office of Communications and Marketing, UTSA
  • UT Student Trustee, UT Board of Trustees