The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Quantum Leaps strategy includes a student success initiative that specifies increasing student graduation rates as a primary goal. UT Dallas graduates its students at a higher rate than the national average for public universities.

To view this and other current student achievement measures, please refer to the University of Texas System's Dashboard website.

UT Dallas also aligns with the 60x30TX strategy set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The 60x30TX strategy also specifies degree completion as a primary goal. To read more about it and additional accountability measures, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Accountability System site.

Following are selected student-achievement data:

4-Year Same and 6-Year Same or Other Graduation Rates

Following are recent four-year and six-year percentages of baccalaureate students graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas. The statistics, which are listed by fiscal year, include first-time, full-time entering, degree-seeking students who enrolled in a minimum 12 semester credit hours their first fall semester.
  2014 2015 2016
  Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate Entering Fall Cohort Rate
4-Year graduation rate,
2010 50.5% 2011 52.1% 2012 54.5%
6-Year graduation rate,
2008 70.6% 2009 66.4% 2010 67.5%
Source: University of Texas System Data

Teacher Production and Certification

UT Dallas students taking the teacher certification exam have had a 100% pass rate in recent fiscal years.
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total Number Taking Exam 149 139 121 117 109
Total Percent Passing Exam 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Source: The State Board of Educator Certification

Praxis Examination Pass Rates for Communication Disorders and Audiology

Students graduating with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders or the Doctor of Audiology degree are required to pass the PRAXIS test, a national examination in speech-language pathology or audiology, if they wish to be clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Passing the PRAXIS is also a requirement for licensure to practice in Texas and most other states.
Period Number Tested Number Passing Pass Rate
2016-17 103 102 99%
2015-16 110 110 100%
2014-15 107 105 98%
Source: School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences