Members of the Maverick Marching Band rally students during the 2013 MavsMeet convocation.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked
The University of Texas at Arlington seventh on its 2013 list of
fastest-growing public research universities, noting a 58 percent increase in
enrollment from fall 2001 to fall 2011.
Enrollment at UT Arlington increased
from about 21,000 in 2001 to more than 33,000 students in fall 2011. The
University ranked highest among University of Texas System institutions on the
new list, which is available at http://chronicle.com/article/Fastest-Growing-Campuses/140741/.
“National rankings such as this
highlight the fact that more students than ever choose to pursue their academic
dreams at UT Arlington,” President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. “They are
enhancing our reputation on a global scale, and they are propelling our
University to new heights in research and scholarship.”
Other fast-growing universities include
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, University of Alabama,
University of Central Florida and Arizona State University. UT San Antonio and
UT Dallas also were in the top 20 on the Chronicle’s growth list.
UT Arlington is the second-largest
member of the University of Texas System and generated $71.4 million in
research expenditures last year, a sum that has tripled over the past decade. The
University has increasing expertise in bioengineering, medical diagnostics,
micromanufacturing, and defense and Homeland Security technologies, among other
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