The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 23,000 faculty and staff, and more than 51,000 students. UT’s reach extends far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, the McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis, and the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract in Austin. Today, The University of Texas is ranked No. 13 among public U.S. Universities by U.S. News & World Report. It is also ranked No. 25 in the world, according to London-based Times Higher Education.
The University of Texas at Austin hosts the editorial offices of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Kelly Raley, Ph.D., Editor, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas.