For second year in a row, UNT hits record high with enrollment

Date Published: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

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The University of North Texas continues to see an increase in enrollment and, for the second year in a row, has posted a record for students enrolled with 37,973 students, which is a 2 percent increase over last year.

This growth, led by its largest incoming freshmen class to date of 4,773 students, is nearly a 2.5 percent increase over last year’s record class. The university continues to attract some of the brightest students in the country, which include 11 new National Merit Finalists.

“UNT is clearly a top choice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond for students seeking a Tier One education in a welcoming and diverse environment,” said Vice President for Enrollment Shannon Goodman.

Diversity among the student population also continues to expand. African-American enrollment is 5,314, a 4.2 percent increase over last year; American Indian enrollment is 583, a 7.2 percent increase over last year; Asian/Pacific Islander enrollment is 2,616, a 4.2 percent increase over last year; and Hispanic enrollment is 8,414, an 8.5 percent increase over last year.

“We are excited that we continue to reach and grow our diverse communities, providing access and empowering students to excel in their educational and career goals,” said Goodman. “The university’s continued growth underscores our commitment to excellence in education.”

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Established in 1890, UNT is one of the nation’s largest public research universities with 37,000 students. For 125 years, UNT has fulfilled its mission to lead the way in educating young men and women and creating leaders with great vision. 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 and the state. As the university has grown, so has its reach and impact. UNT graduated 8,200 students last year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 100 bachelor’s, 83 master’s and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s world-class faculty are making breakthroughs every day and its students and alumni are changing the world around them.