UNT Dallas Achieves Highest Ranking in History

September 12, 2022

U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) No. 21 as a Top Public School and No. 23 as a Top Performer Social Mobility, both in the Regional Universities West category. The University also ranked highly on Money.com’s list, earning the No. 5 spot for Best College in Texas. UNT Dallas continues to gain momentum in rankings as students seek both quality and affordability in their academic pursuits. 

UNT Dallas climbed 21 spots in the Top Public School category and 29 spots in the Top Performer Social Mobility category in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The Regional Universities West category includes more than 100 universities spanning 11 states. 

Adding to the accolades, Money.com ranks UNT Dallas No. 5 in Texas and as the top ranked university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area according to the August 2022 Best Colleges in Texas list. Multiple factors were used in the methodology to create the rankings including quality of education, economic mobility, value and more.

“UNT Dallas is committed to enhancing the economic mobility of its current and future students,” said UNT Dallas President Bob Mong. “Our top rankings are a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff and partners as we all work together to create opportunities for our students to pursue higher education and fill local job demand.”

The rankings exemplify the university’s dedication to its mission: to empower students, transform lives and strengthen communities. 

From a student perspective, sophomore Communication and Digital Media major Aakira Blackmon said, “the rankings provide more prestige to my degree. When I graduate, I know that hiring managers will recognize the university name and be confident that I’m prepared and qualified for the job.”

UNT Dallas continues to maintain affordable tuition and fees while increasing academic offerings and strengthening academic rigor with plans to open a new science building in 2025. And with the recent establishment of the UNT Dallas Center for Socioeconomic Mobility Through Education, the university will develop local projects to increase quality of life and sustainable living wage careers for students living in low-income neighborhoods in the university’s service area.