University of Texas--Austin (Cockrell)

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301 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C2100
Austin, TX 78712

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The Cockrell School of Engineering at University of Texas--Austin has a rolling application deadline. The application fee is $65 for U.S. residents and $90 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $9,564 per year (in-state) and full-time: $17,506 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.6:1. The Cockrell School of Engineering at University of Texas--Austin has 308 full-time faculty on staff.

A famous staple of the UT Austin campus, the orange glow that burns from the clock tower after major sports victories, was designed by Cockrell School alum Carl J. Eckhardt, Jr. in 1937. In the years since, the Cockrell School of Engineering has continued to produce innovative engineers through highly ranked programs in areas like petroleum, civil, and environmental engineering.

Students can now earn a master’s degree in more than 10 areas, most of which also offer a Ph.D. program. On the weekends, professional students can pursue a master’s degree in Engineering Management; Integrated Circuits and Systems; and Software Engineering.

Professional students can also further their studies through the school’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education, which offers degrees and short courses in areas like engineering finance and leadership. The Cockrell School receives a hefty of amount of federal research funding, and graduate students can get involved in projects through about 30 centers and institutes across campus. Additional opportunities to supplement an engineering education include initiatives at Texas Venture Labs, where business and engineering principles are fused to promote start-ups on campus.

There are no specific graduate housing areas on campus, but graduate students can live in university residence halls. Should they choose to live off campus, downtown Austin is about a quarter mile away.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $65
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Application fee (international students) $90


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 308
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.6:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 2,031
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $9,564 per year (in-state)
full-time: $17,506 per year (out-of-state)

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* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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