The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) continues to defy a downward national enrollment trend caused by the COVID-19 crisis, posting record enrollment at 4,230 students, topping 4,200 for the first time in university history.
Both undergraduate and graduate enrollment experienced overall growth. Undergraduate programs with the greatest increases include Hospitality Management and Supply Chain & Marketing Management, both up 21%, and Business Analytics, up 41%. Graduate programs for School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, grew 43% and 49% respectively. Undergraduate transfer enrollment grew 11% and new law school enrollment was up 18%.
“We are proud of our students for taking the opportunity to move forward during the stress of the continued pandemic, and we are grateful to our university community for supporting their success,” said Stephanie Holley, UNT Dallas Vice President for Student Access and Success. “As we continue to grow, we are committed to staying focused on our students, soliciting their input and ideas, and working together to create a brighter future for each individual we serve.”
UNT Dallas, an emerging urban university boasting a student body that is 85% minority and 70% first-generation college students, has focused on serving local underserved populations, concentrating recruiting efforts in southern Dallas communities. The university was just named a 2022 Best Colleges for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report.
While many Texas universities have resumed normal or near-normal operations, UNT Dallas has proceeded cautiously. For the Fall 2021 semester, most freshman and sophomore-level classes are being delivered in a face-to-face format to help first-time college students adjust to university life. But junior and senior-level classes along with graduate classes continue (mostly) in an online or hybrid format. The university is committed to keeping the university community safe while providing students with the highest quality education, whether it is delivering curriculum in-classroom or virtually.
Over the course of the pandemic, the university has made a great effort to keep students engaged and connected through regular communication and a variety of virtual activities. They have also provided technology for students who need assistance, including laptops and hotspots for online learning. The university is committed to keeping tuition rates low and offers the most affordable tuition among public four-year universities in the DFW metroplex.