UNT at a Glance
Fall 2009 Official Enrollment* 36,123
Undergraduate 28,474
Graduate 7,649
* Final headcount as reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Enrollment Growth from Fall 1999 to Fall 2009 — 36%
Student Body
Caucasian 63.1%
African American 13.2%
Hispanic 12.8%
Asian 5.5%
American Indian 0.7%
Non-resident 4.7%
Degree Programs 2009
97 bachelor’s, 101 master’s and 49 doctoral degree programs in 12 colleges and schools
Library System
Houses collections of nearly 6 million cataloged items, and its nationally recognized digital library program offers millions of pages of historic and unique content
Degrees Awarded
7,720 in 2008-09
875 acres in Denton, Texas
285 acres at UNT’s Discovery Park
165 buildings, 14 residence halls
Budget for 2009-10
$787.8 million
Economic Impact
UNT boosts the Dallas-Fort Worth economy by more than $1.3 billion each year, and its alumni boost the area’s economy by more than $10 billion each year.

In 1890, the University of North Texas was founded as a school to train teachers. One hundred and twenty years later, UNT is a student-centered emerging research university, offering a breadth of disciplines from engineering to visual arts in 12 schools and colleges.

Students have been at the heart of UNT’s mission throughout its history. As Texas’ fourth-largest university, UNT is the choice of more than 36,000 students who discover their path to success in a classroom, in a lab or on stage.

Hurley Administration building

UNT provides an education powered by critical thinking, distinguished by innovation, enhanced with opportunity and sustained by academic and personal support. Award-winning faculty unleash students’ potential while advisors and mentors keep them on track and moving forward.

And UNT’s global-minded education can take students to other countries to study and brings the world to them through lectures, performances and a vibrant international community.

Because of this strong foundation, the 7,700 students who graduate each year are armed with knowledge and experience, joining the more than 326,000 alumni who already are transforming the world.

Backed by growing peer recognitions, UNT is seeking to take its place among the premier universities. In fall 2009, U.S. News & World Report named UNT as one of the top national universities that is "leading the pack" in innovative changes, making it the only Texas public university on the list.

The University also has made strategic investments in faculty, programs and infrastructure to move closer to tier one status while growing its legacy in the arts, education and music. All the while, UNT continues to excel in the two-fold mission of educating and graduating students, earning its third Texas Higher Education Star Award in 2009 for closing the gaps in education. The University now ranks first in the state for the increased number of degrees awarded and third for enrollment growth.

UNT is growing stronger by the day by demanding excellence in academics, arts, research and athletics.