Not-For-Profit & Independent Since 1896. Every penny of profit directly benefits course material scholarships!

While many college bookstores are operated by for-profit corporations, The University Co-op is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit and operated by a board of directors comprised of students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Only Not-For-Profit Longhorn Store Bringing Down The Cost Of Course Materials For Longhorn Students Since 1896!

Founded in 1896, The Co-op’s original mission was to address the rising cost of course materials for Longhorn students. Staying true to the original mission and vision set by future UT President, Dr. William J. Battle, today the Co-op envisions a world in which the cost of course materials never prevents a single student from attending or graduating from The University of Texas at Austin.

Hear about your impact from recipients of the
Co-op Course Material Scholarship

Every penny of profit and donations go to Course Material Scholarships for UT students. This November we've set the goal to raise $28,700 (115 scholarships)

Because of your support...


We make demonstrating your love for
UT more personal, fun, and authentic.

We have been providing Longhorn merchandise, apparel, gifts, and accessories for more than a century. Nobody knows what Longhorn fans want and need more than we do. That’s why we offer the largest selection of Longhorn merchandise so every fan can fit in and stand out! And profits from purchases benefit Longhorn students!

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