In an information-rich world, statistics cuts through the noise.


  • Serves 1500+ students per semester with over 38 new courses developed since 2007.
  • 600+ participants expand their skills through four-day intensives in statistics and data analysis at the annual UT Summer Statistics Institute.
  • Twenty leading international scholars and professionals in applied statistics share their expertise with UT students through the "Statistics in Action" Seminar Series.
  • 824 hours of free consulting services to university faculty, staff and students each year.
  • Ph.D. in Statistics, M.S. in Statistics, and graduate portfolio programs in applied statistical modeling and scientific computation.
  • Undergraduate certificate programs in scientific computation and applied statistical modeling.
  • Short courses in a variety of statistical software packages for faculty, staff and students throughout the year.
  • Growing research program with more than $1.1 million awarded during first year of grant activity.
  • Developing Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "Foundations of Data Analysis," to debut in Spring 2014.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences is a world-class center for statistical science that advances scholarship across the university and prepares graduates to flourish in an information-rich world.


2700+ Undergraduates 
500+ Graduates
Enrollment in SSC courses (2012-2013)


12 core faculty 
107 associated faculty 
2 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellows 
2 fellows of the American Statistical Association 
3 recipients of National Science Foundation CAREER award 
1 Top Global Innovator Under 35 (MIT Technology Review)


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