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Facts & Figures

Explore the highest-ranked public affairs school in Texas.

The LBJ School's academic environment is consistently ranked No. 1 in Texas and among the best in the nation, and the vast resources of The University of Texas, a top research university, enrich our students’ educational and professional experience.

LBJ School

  • #1 Public Affairs School in Texas (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • #7 Best Graduate Public Affairs Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)

320 students

15 average class size

5 degree programs

7 affiliated research centers

17 dual degree programs

31.5% out-of-state students

9 specializations

9% international students

65 teaching faculty members

4,400+ alumni

The University of Texas at Austin

  • #7 Best Public Colleges (Business First, 2020)
  • #8 Best-Value Public Colleges (Kiplinger, 2019)
  • #10 Colleges with the Best Student Life (Niche, 2021)
  • #10 Top Public Schools, National Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • #19 Most Innovative Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)
  • #38 Best Global Universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2021)

18 colleges and schools

431 acres on main campus

3,000+ teaching faculty

17 libraries and 7 museums

51,000 students

482,000+ alumni

Austin

  • #3 Best Place to Live (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
  • #4 Fastest Growing Large City (U.S. Census, 2020)
  • #8 Best Place to Start a Business (WalletHub, 2021)
  • #10 Best Cities in the United States (Travel + Leisure, 2020)

10th largest city in the U.S.

300+ average days of sunshine

250+ live music venues