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About the UNT System

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education.

Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students. UNT System institutions award more than 11,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral degrees in the DFW region. As DFW’s university system, UNT World offers a wide range of degree programs and academic initiatives across our campuses. With more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, as well as convenient campus locations and teaching centers located throughout North Texas, our system provides a wide array of opportunities.

UNT World Purpose
With our heart in North Texas, we transform lives and create economic opportunity through education.

UNT World Vision
Transform the future of North Texas and beyond by being accessible, caring, innovative and industry-connected — bringing out the full potential of those we serve.

UNT World Values
Service. Teamwork. Trust. Excellence.

UNT System Institutions

UNT, our flagship university in Denton, is a Tier 1 research university with nearly 40,000 students. UNT's vision is to become globally known for collaborative and imaginative educational innovation and scholarly activity that transforms students and benefits the world. UNT is expanding its influence in the North Texas region as it builds a new, innovative campus in Frisco, Texas.

Through education and community connectedness, UNT Dallas aspires to be the pathway to socioeconomic mobility in its primary market. UNT Dallas is the fastest-growing university in the Texas with just over 4,000 students, UNT Dallas’ main campus is located in southern Dallas, while its UNT Dallas College of Law is located in downtown Dallas.

UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth is one university, built on values, defining and producing the healthcare providers of the future. UNTHSC is one of the nation’s premier graduate academic medical centers, with more than 2,000 students and six schools that specialize in patient-centered education, research and health care. UNTHSC is the top producer of primary care physicians in Texas and is a leader in DNA and aging/Alzheimer’s Disease research.

UNT System Headquarters
UNT System Headquarters, also referred to as UNT System Administration, was founded in 1999 and provides governance and service to UNT System component institutions in the areas of legal, finance, audit, academic affairs and student success, facilities and construction, human resources, information technology and government relations. Chancellor Lesa Roe leads UNT System Headquarters. The purpose of UNT System Headquarters is to lead, serve and inspire. Like its counterpart central administrative offices across Texas, the UNT System:

  • Provides executive leadership;
  • Represents the University of North Texas System and its component institutors in all legal matters;
  • Leads the development of educational mission, policy, and programs and facilitates and coordinates new initiatives and academic and student affairs planning and implementation;
  • Oversees system-wide financial planning and analysis, including coordination of the annual institution budgets within the UNT System;
  • Supervises compliance with federal, state, and local laws and with Board of Regents policies;
  • Provides a full range of professional design, development and management support for facilities planning and construction;
  • Establishes state and federal legislative and policy priorities for the System in collaboration with the Board of Regents institutional leadership and engages constituencies and stakeholders at all levels of government on issues impacting higher education;
  • Coordinates relationships with the region’s communities and organizations and other university systems.