University of Texas--Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System and a growing research powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, exceptional instruction and robust community engagement. An educational leader in the heart of the fourth largest metropolitan area in the nation (Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth), UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values innovation, diversity, excellence, access and student success. Ranked the 7th fastest growing public research university by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the University's more than 57,000 students pursue 186 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines. University researchers are working to solve the world's urgent challenges, such as enhancing the human condition, enabling a sustainable megacity and ensuring environmental stability through production of cleaner energy, air and water. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies UTA as an "R-1: Highest Research Activity" doctoral-granting institution, among 115 such elite universities in the U.S. By encouraging a climate of innovation, UTA is making major breakthroughs that drive the economy and offer hope for future generations. The University is home to 12 of the 54 National Academy of Inventors fellows currently teaching and researching in Texas, faculty members who are making discoveries that improve the quality of life for all. More than 100 patents have been issued over the last five years and more than 20 start-up companies are developing around UTA technologies. Other inventions are being successfully licensed to outside companies, many of which maintain a strong relationship with the University. The high-energy physics group, which is rapidly expanding its profile in many international programs, played a key role in discovering the elusive Higgs boson that physicists believe gives particles in the universe their mass.UTA's College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the largest in Texas and among the largest in the nation, and is the top producer of baccalaureate-degreed nurses in the state. It is one of only three in Texas and 12 in the nation to be designated a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence in 2015. State-of-the-art facilities include the UTA Research Institute, which bridges the gap between academic research and product development in product engineering, biomedical technologies and robotics. The Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies encompasses more than 47,000 square feet of space and instrumentation spread over six centers. Student success is a primary focus at UTA. The University awarded 11,526 graduate and undergraduate degrees in the 2015-16 academic year, expanding the pool of well-educated employees for knowledge-based industries in North Texas and beyond. Close to 10,500 students live on or adjacent to campus, producing a thriving and rich campus experience and driving demand for new businesses and services. U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA fifth in the nation for its undergraduate diversity index, with Hispanics (26 percent), African-Americans (15 percent) and Asians (11 percent) representing the largest undergraduate minority groups. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times' Best for Vets list for two years running. UTA was named among the top 200 schools for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine. Students from every U.S. state and more than 100 countries make UTA their collegiate home, creating a global learning environment. UTA has emerged as a national leader in online education, leading all four-year Texas universities in the production of online student credit hours. About 38 percent of the total student population is enrolled exclusively in online courses, and about 48 percent of all students take at least one online course.

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Public, Coed 1895 N/A 4-1-4 $129.0 million + 701 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019 (817) 272-2011
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Texas Arlington 1171 1136 147