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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Contact: Salma Adem, Associate Vice President of Corporate & Foundation Relations | 817-272-0095

Cal Ripken Jr.

AT&T, the official communications sponsor of UT Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series, helped support the appearance of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr.


Some Things You Might Want to Know About UT Arlington  

By The Numbers

  • With 33,200 students, UT Arlington is the largest four-year institution of higher education in Tarrant County, the largest in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and the second largest in North Texas.  
  • The University’s economic impact on the region is $12.8 billion. 
  • UT Arlington students contribute more than 400,000 hours of volunteer service to the North Texas community. 


  • Students: 73 percent hold at least one job while attending school; 45 percent work at least 30 hours per week; and 52 percent are first-generation college students.
  • Thirty-eight percent of UT Arlington students are transfers from two-year colleges.
    • Tarrant County College: 16 percent
    • Dallas County Community College: 9 percent
  • Nearly 27 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in fall 2011 ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, and 70 percent were in the top quarter.
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently recognizes UT Arlington as one of the nation’s top universities for ethnic diversity.
  • Where do UT Arlington students come from?
    • 92 percent are from Texas
    • 73 percent are from North Texas
    • 45 percent are from Tarrant County
    • 25 percent are from Dallas or Collin counties
    • 5 percent are international
    • 3 percent are from other U.S. states 


  • In 2001-2002, the state provided about 45 percent of UT Arlington’s total revenue. This year, the state will provide roughly 20 percent of the University’s total revenue.
  • Total research expenditures for the academic year 2011-2012 were $71.4 million.


  • UT Arlington has…
    • the only school of architecture in North Texas
    • the largest college of nursing in Texas
    • the largest graduate school of social work in Texas
    • the largest and longest-running glass art program in Texas
    • the only wheelchair basketball team in Texas that competes at an intercollegiate level
    • the most comprehensive college of engineering in North Texas, with 32 degree programs
    • the 11th ranked accounting graduate program in the nation (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)