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UNT Dallas Achieves Record Enrollment, Surpasses 3,000 Students

Date Published: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

The University of North Texas at Dallas celebrated its highest enrollment in school history Friday, September 9, 2016 after enrolling more than 3,000 students for Fall 2016.

This significant increase was driven by multiple student-centered initiatives geared toward increasing enrollment and retention including the creation of a student access and success division, more student-friendly course scheduling, and a refined focus on the first-year experience.

“Achieving this enrollment goal was the result of a tremendous team effort,” said Stephanie Holley, vice president for student access and success. “Thank you to everyone who put in long hours and made the extra effort to make sure every interested student had a place here at UNT Dallas. I’m proud of our university, and excited for what lies ahead.”

In addition to increased head count, UNT Dallas showed a 25 percent increase in overall semester credit hours. The increase in enrollment was reflected in each of the four academic schools and the UNT Dallas College of Law.

“Our record-breaking enrollment is an important milestone for us.  It signals that our community increasingly sees UNT Dallas as a pathway to social mobility through education,” said President Bob Mong.

Additional metrics:

  • 29% increase in new freshmen
  • 28% increase in new transfers
  • 19% increase in graduate students

Enrolling more than 3,000 students for Fall 2017 puts UNT Dallas one step closer to reaching its greater goal of 5,000 students by 2020. The university looks to capitalize on infrastructure growth to spur additional enrollment growth in the coming years. UNT Dallas will welcome the DART Blue Line train station on campus in October 2016, its first 120-bed residence hall in fall 2017, and a Student Access and Success Center in Fall 2018.


Date: September 9, 2016

By: Ashley Johnson, PR/Communication Director, or 972-338-1098