How many students could be provided with “free” tuition for that kind of money?

The College Fix reports:

At UT Austin, diversity-related staffers cost $9.5M annually

The University of Texas at Austin employed more than 100 diversity-related employees that cost about $9.5 million in salaries and benefits, according to a College Fix analysis of the most current data available.

During the 2016-17 school year, which is the most recent salary data available without a public records act request, the Lone Star State’s flagship campus employed 112 diversity-related staffers — both administrators and scholars — who collected about $7.4 million in salaries and an additional estimated $2.1 million in fringe benefits.

The salaries cited are from a public database maintained by the Texas Tribune, which last updated in July 2017, and the list of employees was compiled based on information culled from UT Austin’s website in September 2018.

The analysis also found the public university has actually slightly reduced the number of diversity-related staffers since the 2016-17 school year. With that, it has also reduced its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement budget by more than $1 million in the last two years, according to a campus spokesman.