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About Us

The University of North Texas System inspires courageous discovery that empowers our students, campuses, and communities to pursue a brighter vision for tomorrow.

The UNT System is the only university system based exclusively in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and includes the University of North Texas, University of North Texas Health Science Center and University of North Texas at Dallas. As DFW’s regional leader in higher education, we are setting a new standard for North Texas and beyond – creating opportunities and meeting economic needs through forward-thinking education. Our campuses in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth and Frisco offer more than 300 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs that provide students from all backgrounds with the tools and confidence to reach their full potential.

Our record growth, from campus expansion to an ever-increasing enrollment of more than 45,000 students, plays a dynamic and continuous role in the  advancement of our region. In all we do, whatever goals we achieve and whatever challenges we face, we seek to inspire that same courageous growth in others, as together we pursue a brighter future for all of North Texas.

As innovators, scholars and problem-solvers, we are eager and prepared to help Texas and our home Dallas-Fort Worth area recover from the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we work to emerge from the pandemic, our institutions have become stronger – particularly in community leadership, use of technology, collaborative partnerships and service to our students, faculty and staff.

UNT System Purpose

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

UNT System 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 System Values

Service. Teamwork. Trust. Excellence.

UNT System Institutions

UNT, our flagship university in Denton, is a Tier 1 research university with more than 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.

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.

Through education and community connectedness, UNT Dallas aspires to be the pathway to socioeconomic mobility in its primary market. UNT Dallas is one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas with more than 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 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.