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  • 1988

    North Texas State University renamed University of North Texas

  • 1982

    Board of Regents appoint Dr. Al Hurley as Chancellor and President of North Texas State University System and Chancellor of TCOM

  • 1975

    Senate Bill 216 placed then-private TCOM under the oversight of the North Texas State University Board of Regents, making it a state-supported medical school and the second public institution in the UNT System

  • 1970

    Private Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) is founded by doctors in Fort Worth, laying foundation for what would later become the University of North Texas Health & Science Center

  • 1961

    North Texas State College renamed North Texas State University

  • 1953

    North Texas State College awards first doctoral degrees

  • 1949

    North Texas State Teachers College renamed North Texas State College

  • 1946

    North Texas State Teachers College establishes first "Jazz Studies" degree in the nation

  • 1923

    North Texas State Normal College renamed North Texas State Teachers College

  • 1913

    Intercollegiate football begins at North Texas State Normal College