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

UNT World Values
Service. Teamwork. Trust. Excellence.

UNT System Institutions

UNT, our flagship in Denton, is a Tier 1 research university with nearly 40,000 students. UNT is a place where faculty and students push creative boundaries, make inspiration part of each day and tap into their imaginations to make an impact in the world around them. UNT is expanding its influence in our region as it builds a new, innovative campus in Frisco, Texas.

UNT Dallas, the fastest-growing university in the Texas, takes a fresh approach to higher education. With enrollment approaching 4,000 students, UNTD exists to reverse the trend of low educational attainment levels and is deliberate in its efforts to maintain affordable tuition and nurture diversity. 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 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 Administration
UNT System Administration, founded in 1999, provides governance and service to UNT System component institutions in the areas of law, finance, audit, academic affairs and student success, facilities and construction, and governmental relations. Chancellor Lesa Roe leads UNT System Administration. The purpose of UNT System Administration 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.