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How UTSA Compares

Every two years, U.T. System institutions have the opportunity to develop a tuition and fees proposal for consideration by the Board of Regents. This is an important process that UTSA approaches carefully and thoughtfully, guided by our commitment to affordability and student success.

Over the past five years…

Among U.T. System Institutions,

  • UTSA has had the lowest dollar increase in tuition and fees
  • UTSA has had the second lowest percentage change
    in tuition and fees
  • UTSA has had the second lowest annual growth rate in tuition and fees

Among Texas’ Eight Emerging Research Universities

  • UTSA has the second lowest tuition and fees
  • UTSA has had the lowest dollar increase in tuition and fees
  • UTSA has had the second lowest percentage change
    in tuition and fees
  • UTSA has had the second lowest annual growth rate in tuition and fees 

Tuition and Fees Compared to Inflation

U.S. Inflation Rate (CPI)

1.9%

South/City Inflation Rate (CPI)

2.2%

Higher Education Inflation Rate

2.2%

UTSA’s annual growth rate

1.7%

UTSA’s Commitment to Affordability

UTSA sets aside substantial aid funding to benefit those who are less advantaged financially. For those at most financial need, families with a median household income less than $50,000/year, on average, 80% of all tuition and fees are covered by financial aid. That means, for every $1 increase, 80 cents are covered with federal, state and institutional aid. For those in the middle income bracket, families with a median household income between $50,000 and $100,000, on average, 51% of all tuition and fees are covered. For every $1 increase, 51 cents are covered by aid for this student population.

Comparison of undergraduate resident tuition and fees
UT System Institutions

 

2017-2018

5-year $ change

5-year Compound Annual Growth Rate

UT Dallas

$11,528

$664 (6.1%)

1.5%

UT Austin

$10,398

$600 (6.1%)

1.5%

UT Arlington

$9,952

$1074 (12.1%)

2.9%

UTSA

$7,968

$511 (6.9%)

1.7%

UT Tyler

$7,822

$600 (8.3%)

2.0%

UT El Paso

$7,651

$592 (8.4%)

2.0%

UT Rio Grande Valley

$7,587

$2414 (46.7%)

10.0%

UT Permian Basin

$5,991

$741 (14.1%)

3.4%

Comparison of undergraduate resident tuition and fees
Texas Emerging Research Universities

2017-2018

5-year $ change

5-year Compound Annual Growth Rate

UT Dallas

$11,528

$664 (6.1%)

1.5%

University of North Texas

$10,544

$1799 (20%)

4.8%

Texas State University

$9,985

$1925 (23%)

5.5%

UT Arlington

$9,952

$1074 (12.1%)

2.9%

University of Houston

$9,706

$1305 (15.5%)

3.7%

Texas Tech University

$8,860

$1343 (17.9%)

4.2%

UTSA

$7,968

$511 (6.9%)

1.7%

UT El Paso

$7,651

$592 (8.4%)

2.0%