UNT spring enrollment climbs 6% to over 40k for first time as Tier One Research University status is reaffirmed

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 13:04

DENTON (UNT), Texas — For the first time in University of North Texas history, spring enrollment is 40,806 students. The 6% increase marks three years of continuous growth and comes as UNT is reaffirmed as one of the nation’s elite research universities. Only 141 universities nationwide are classified as “Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

This spring, UNT welcomed 39% more new graduate students and more than 62% more new first time in college students than last spring.

“While we are seeing growth at both the undergraduate and graduate level, we are particularly excited to see significant sustained growth in our master’s and doctoral offerings,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk. “We are dedicated to serving a diverse student population from Texas and across the globe as they start their higher education journey, continue their studies or advance in their professions. We continue to produce creative leaders in all fields and offer a high-quality education in a supportive environment that offers the full university experience.”

UNT is committed to providing innovative degree programs in every format possible. Recently UNT received approval to offer 12 Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs and 5 Bachelor of Science degree programs through blended online delivery.

UNT students benefit from a challenging education as well as a diverse and supportive community committed to their success. UNT is proud to be designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution.

With 88 of its 244 degree programs named in the Top 100, UNT offers students plenty of choice at the highest quality. And with courses available at our flagship campus in Denton, our satellite campus in Frisco and globally online thanks to a partnership with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform – UNT is the university for all.

With a Fall 2021 enrollment of 42,372 and a 40,806 Spring enrollment, UNT remains ahead of the state’s goals for producing new graduates. This winter UNT welcomed more than 5,800 new graduates to its ranks of more than 461,000 alumni who help drive the economy and make a difference in their communities.


Note: Until the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board verifies enrollment numbers and makes them official later in the spring, all enrollment statistics are unofficial, 12th class day numbers.

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