Do UT Undergrads Have Less Student Debt Than Other Students?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMay 18, 2016 9:39 am,

The University of Texas System’s chancellor suggests that if you’ve been a UT undergraduate – on any campus – you’re likely not buried in school debt.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Bill McRaven prefaced his January 2016 declaration: “I’m proud to say, and I checked these numbers for about the hundredth time yesterday, because I always make sure that I don’t get my pants on fire in terms of that Pants on Fire meter.”

“But across the University of Texas,” McRaven told the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, “our undergraduates…, their debt is less than $21,000… That’s probably one of the lowest debts across the nation–and so we’re proud of that.”

Hear how McRaven’s claim scored in the player above.