University of Texas ends plans for Houston campus

- The University of Texas has canceled all plans for a Houston campus.

Last year, UT purchased more than 300 acres of valuable land just off the West Loop near NRG Stadium.

The University of Houston voiced concerns that a UT campus would compete for resources and students.

In a statement, UT chancellor William McRaven said he takes full responsibility for the lack of progress on the campus, and that the land will eventually be sold.

Tilman Fertitta on the UH system Board of Reagents released  a statement about the decision:

The University of Houston is pleased that UT is not expanding in Houston. This was a group effort by elected leaders, our Board of Regents, our administration and supporters to stand our ground against an unnecessary duplication of resources that didn’t align with the state’s plan for higher education.

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