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Letter from the President

UNT at a Glance
Fall 2008 enrollment 34,698
Undergraduate 27,779
Graduate 6,919
Enrollment growth from fall 1998 to fall 2008
Student body
Caucasian 64.7%
African American 12.8%
Hispanic 12.0%
Asian 5.2%
American Indian 0.7%
Non-resident 4.6%
Degree programs 2008
99 bachelor’s, 104 master’s and 49 doctoral degree programs in 11 colleges and schools
Library system
Houses more than 6 million cataloged items and is designated a major research library by the U.S. Department of Education
Degrees awarded
7,043 in 2007-08
875 acres in Denton, Texas
285 acres at UNT’s Discovery Park
163 buildings, 14 residence halls
Budget for 2008-09
$668.1 million
Economic impact
UNT boosts the Dallas-Fort Worth economy by more than $1.2 billion each year, and its alumni boost the area's economy by more than $10 billion each year.

With unshakable roots in education, the arts, humanities and business, coupled with strengths in science and research, the University of North Texas is a place where ideas are born, problems are solved and dreams are fulfilled.

For the nearly 35,000 students who attend UNT, opportunity awaits in every classroom, laboratory, studio and rehearsal space. Through signature programs like Emerald Eagle Scholars and Next Generation course redesign, we ensure that our students not only go to college, but also succeed in earning their degrees.

Guided by experienced, forward-thinking faculty, our students are challenged and enlightened. We expose them to new schools of thought, show them the world and help them launch their professional careers. All the while, we instill a devotion to lifelong learning and discovery. With this solid intellectual footing from UNT, our graduates go on to make a difference in their communities and the world. And with about 7,000 graduates each year, our UNT family grows every day, with an alumni network that is more than 316,000 members strong.

The strides we made in 2008 ensure that we remain at the forefront of science and technology. Our investments in collaborative research clusters will spur on the groundbreaking work already being done on our campus and open the door to other renowned faculty members. And through our visionary research, the University is finding solutions to make the world a better place.

UNT continues to be a place where creativity and scholarship thrive and where differences are embraced and celebrated. On our campus, we have students and faculty from every corner of the world and from every strata of society exploring knowledge side by side.

I invite you to learn more about the exciting advances UNT has made by reading this report.


With green pride,
Gretchen M. Bataille
Gretchen M. Bataille
President, University of North Texas