Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT), a nonprofit association, is the voice for Texas' fully accredited private colleges and universities. For over 50 years, it has fulfilled its mission of helping policymakers recognize the importance and value of the independent sector of higher education by successfully articulating the sector's needs and aspirations.
ICUT supports Texas independent nonprofit colleges and universities by strengthening member institutions through advocacy, policy research and collaboration.
Specifically, our programs help our member institutions:
ICUT will continue to be an integral, vibrant and sustainable component of the higher education landscape in Texas and will champion the diverse traditions, approaches and populations of our member institutions. The higher education system in Texas is made stronger by including Texas independent, regionally-accredited, nonprofit colleges and universities.
ICUT has a full-time president and professional staff, headquartered in Austin. ICUT is governed by a Board of Directors composed of presidents and chancellors from its 38 member institutions. It is supported by membership dues, interest income and contract royalties.