With a commitment to life-enhancing research, teaching excellence, and community service, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is an educational leader in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in North Texas. Founded in 1895 as a small liberal arts institution, UTA joined the University of Texas system in 1965 and has evolved into a large, thriving university and research institute. Our core services are higher education and research, supplemented by a variety of support services including on-campus housing, dining services, health services, social, and academic organizations, intercollegiate athletic programs, recreational sports facilities, cultural events, and more. It is classified in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education alongside the top doctoral research universities in the United States.(1)
Scale of the Organization
UTA is the largest institution in the University of Texas System. As a large institution that operates much like a small city, we feel the effects of operating in a resource constrained world.
Due to the scale of our organization, we are able to:
- Draw from intellectual resources to establish thought leadership in critical issue areas
- Scale groundbreaking research and tools throughout the community as a living lab aimed at helping others through their sustainability journey
- Monitor and manage our own impacts so that we may 'walk the walk.'
We believe in the power of numbers and take our responsibility to the world around us seriously.
Students, Employees and Economic Development (1)
|Global Enrollment (2)||47,963||51,448||55,183||58,664||56,547 (3)|
|Fall Enrollment (4)||33,329||34,870||37,008||39,714||41,750|
|Spring Enrollment (5)||34,272||36,562||38,654||41,933||40,600 (6)|
|Degrees and Certificates||9,647||10,715||10,585||11,526||5,330 (7)|
Organizational Memberships & Affiliations
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Learn More
National Association Of College and University Business Officers ( NACUBO) Learn More
BioNorth Texas Learn More
National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Learn More
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Learn More
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Learn More
Council on Government Relations (COGR) Learn More
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas (TAMEST) Learn More
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Learn More
Tech Fort Worth Learn More
Tech Titans Learn More
Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Learn More
Universities Research Association (URA) Learn More
Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)Learn More
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)Learn More
National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB)Learn More
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)Learn More
Landscape Architecture Accrediting Board (LAAB)Learn More
Awards & Accolades
2014 The U.S. EPA recognized UTA’s efforts to reduce food waste and prevent tons of refuse from ending up in landfills each year. UTA was one of 50 colleges and universities in the U.S. and among the first to join the Food Recovery Challenge, a food waste reduction initiative that is part of the EPA’s WasteWise program.
2016 UTA was honored to receive the Texas Environmental Leadership Award through STAR State of Texas Alliance for Recycling for Outstanding Compost Program.
2017 The U.S. EPA recognized UTA as the largest green power user in the sun belt conference. As part of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership (GPP), aimed at protecting human health and the environment, UTA supports the voluntary use of green power to advance the American market for green power and the development of those renewable electricity sources.
2018 The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) recognized UTA’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact early in 2018 for the Excellence in Sustainability Award due to the strides made to implement sustainability-driven initiatives and influence others to act in the process.
2014 Under the leadership of the Office of Sustainability at UT Arlington, The United Nations University officially acknowledged North Texas as a Regional Centre of Expertise for Education in Sustainable Development.
RCE North Texas is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders, including higher education institutions, businesses, non-governmental organizations, community associations, and local, regional, state and federal government agencies, and is focused on Good Health and Well-Being (3); Quality Education (4); Sustainable Cities and Communities (11) for the region.
As of January 2019, 168 RCEs have officially been acknowledged by the United Nations University worldwide. Learn More >
UTA Rankings and Recognition
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments.