Rankings and Recognitions

Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities, with 37,000 students. Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, UNT is a catalyst for creativity, fueling progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region, the state and beyond. Our programs are internationally recognized with research and scholarship spanning all disciplines.

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Rankings among the nation’s Top 100

47

Academic programs among the nation’s Top 100

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U.S. News & World Report rankings in the Top 100

America Top College
Best Buy
Best in the West
Tier One Research University

 

 

UNT Firsts

  • First jazz studies program in the U.S.
  • First undergraduate emergency administration and planning program in the U.S.
  • First bachelor’s degree in digital retailing in the U.S. and first Master of Science program in merchandising offered completely online
  • First retail program in the U.S. to integrate courses in merchandising, digital retailing, store operations, finance and retail strategy
  • First school library certification program in the U.S. offered completely online
  • First graduate applied anthropology program in the U.S. offered completely online
  • First undergraduate program in applied behavior analysis in the U.S. and first accredited master’s program in behavior analysis in the world
  • First and only Ph.D. program in art education in Texas
  • World’s first graduate program in environmental philosophy and world’s first field station in environmental philosophy, science and policy at Cape Horn, Chile
  • First four-year aviation logistics program at a university in Texas and only such program in the nation
  • First master’s program in international sustainable tourism in the U.S. and the first to require a year abroad

University Bests

  • Ranked a Tier One research university by the Carnegie Classification, among the nation’s top 115 research institutions
  • 15 programs ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Located in Denton, named the ninth Best College Town in the nation by Livability.com
  • Named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys® for 20 consecutive years
  • Named an America’s Top College by Forbes for eight consecutive years
  • Named one of the Best Mid-Size Employers in the U.S. with more than 1,000 employees by Forbes
  • Named a Best College by Money magazine
  • Named a Best in the West college by The Princeton Review for eight consecutive years
  • Named a Green College by The Princeton Review six years in a row
  • Named Texas’ greenest college campus by eCollegeFinder.org
  • Named a top National University by Washington Monthly
  • Named a top Best Bang for the Buck university by Washington Monthly
  • Named a top Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs six years in a row
  • Named a top university by Military Advanced Education & Transition two years in a row
  • Ranked among the top 100 most affordable large public universities by Affordable Colleges Online
  • Ranked 34th in the nation by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine
  • Only university in Texas named a Bee Campus USA
  • Only college or university in Texas listed as a member of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll by Phi Theta Kappa
  • Online bachelor’s programs ranked 86th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

 

Academic Bests

  • Environmental philosophy program recognized as the best in the world by the International Association for Environmental Philosophy
  • One of the nation’s best music colleges, with areas of international distinction from early music to jazz; ranked 13th in the world by The Hollywood Reporter
  • Digital library ranked 11th in North America and 24th in the world for top repositories by Cybermetrics Lab
  • Logistics and supply chain management program ranked 6th in North America by Gartner Inc.
  • Graduate logistics and supply chain management program ranked 24th in North America by Gartner Inc.
  • Logistics and supply chain management program ranked 3rd in the nation by Software Advice
  • Logistics and supply chain management program ranked 3rd in the nation by Inbound Logistics magazine
  • Jazz studies program ranked 3rd in the nation by Best-Music-Colleges.com
  • Counseling program ranked 4th in the nation by Best-Education-Schools.com
  • Ranked 4th in the nation for best annual return on investment value for computer science degrees by PayScale.com
  • Medical librarianship graduate program ranked 1st in Texas and 6th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Merchandising program ranked 7th in the nation by CampusExplorer.com
  • Radio, TV, film (media arts) program ranked 7th in the nation by Journalism-Schools.com
  • Graduate business program (M.B.A.) in management ranked 7th in the nation by Human Resources MBA
  • General fine arts program ranked 7th in the nation by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • History program ranked 8th in the nation by GraduatePrograms.com
  • Online M.B.A. with marketing concentration ranked 8th in the nation by GoGrad.org
  • School library media graduate program ranked 1st in Texas and 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Counseling program ranked 10th in nation by GraduatePrograms.com
  • Merchandising program ranked 10th in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org
  • Military history program ranked 10th in the nation by Study.com
  • Online M.B.A. ranked 11th in the nation as a best buy among distance programs by GetEducated.com
  • Graduate accounting program ranked 12th in the nation as most affordable by Accounting Degree Review
  • Online master’s program in learning technologies ranked 12th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 13th in the nation for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • Public administration (city management/urban policy) master’s program ranked 1st in Texas and 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 13th in the nation for veterans by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 14th in the nation by The Princeton Review
  • Graduate rehabilitation counseling program ranked 1st in Texas and 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 15th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 16th in the nation by TopManagementDegrees.com
  • Online doctorate in education ranked 17th in the nation by GoGrad.org
  • Art bachelor’s degree programs ranked 18th in the nation by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • Online graduate criminal justice program ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 18th in the nation by BestValueSchools.org
  • College of Music ranked 19th in the nation by USCollegeRanking.org
  • Online master’s program in learning technologies ranked 20th in the nation by TheBestSchools.org
  • Library and information studies graduate program ranked 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Hospitality and hotel management program ranked 22nd in the nation by SuccessfulStudent.org
  • Hospitality and hotel management program ranked 23rd in the nation by CreateACareer.org
  • Public management administration graduate program ranked 24th in the nation by ValueColleges.com
  • Online graduate business program (M.B.A.) ranked 25th in the nation by OnlineMBA.com
  • Online master’s degree in psychology ranked 25th in the nation by SuperScholar.org
  • Jazz studies program ranked one of the Top 25 U.S. Jazz Guitar Schools by Jazzguitar.be
  • Graphic design program ranked 1st in the Southwest by Animation Career Review
  • Only journalism program in the nation to win the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Equity and Diversity Award
  • Only professionally accredited journalism master’s program in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico

 

Achievements

  • UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities, enrolling 37,000 students.
  • With 220 degree programs, UNT is Dallas-Fort Worth’s most comprehensive university.
  • UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities, with 7,800 Hispanic students and 5,100 African American students.
  • UNT leads Texas universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars in math, science and engineering, with 59 named since 1996.
  • UNT is one of the state’s Top 5 universities for the number of degrees awarded annually, with more than 8,500 degrees awarded in 2015-16.
  • UNT’s global alumni network has 393,000 members, with 263,000 alumni living and working in Dallas-Fort Worth.
  • UNT generates an economic impact of $1.65 billion in Dallas-Fort Worth annually.