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History Timeline

  • 1949: North Texas State Teachers College renamed

    North Texas State Teachers College is 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 is renamed North Texas State Teachers College.

  • Intercollegiate football

    1913: Intercollegiate football begins

    Intercollegiate football begins at North Texas State Normal College.

  • 1913: Enrollment surpasses 1,000

    Enrollment at North Texas State Normal College surpasses 1,000.

  • North Texas Normal College

    1901: North Texas Normal College renamed

    North Texas Normal College is renamed North Texas State Normal College.

  • 1899: Legislation for state college status

    Legislation is signed to make North Texas Normal College a state college.

  • Texas Normal College and Teacher's Training Institute

    1894: Teachers' Training Institute renamed

    Texas Normal College and Teachers' Training Institute is renamed North Texas Normal College.

  • President Joshua C. Chilton

    1890: UNT founded

    UNT is founded as Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute by President Joshua C. Chilton.