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History Timeline

  • UNT name changed

    1988 North Texas State renamed

    North Texas State University renamed University of North Texas

  • Dr. Al Hurley

    1982 Dr. Hurley named Chancellor and President

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

  • 1975 TCOM

    1975 TCOM under North Texas State

    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

  • TCOM Founding

    1970 TCOM founded

    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

  • NTSU

    1961 North Texas State College renamed

    North Texas State College renamed North Texas State University

  • Harold Hitt with children

    1963 First doctoral degrees awarded

    North Texas State College awards first doctoral degrees

  • 1949 North Texas State Teachers College renamed

    North Texas State Teachers College renamed to North Texas State College

  • Jazz Studies

    1946 First "Jazz Studies" degree established

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

  • 1923 North Texas State Normal College renamed

    North Texas State Normal College renamed North Texas State Teachers College

  • Intercollegiate football

    1913 Intercollegiate football begins

    Intercollegiate football begins at North Texas State Normal College