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Fueling Economic Vitality Within A Community-Centered Environment

Whether providing an unparalleled education or addressing important societal challenges, UT Arlington enhances the quality of life in Texas and beyond. The North Texas economy reaps the benefits of the University’s focus on fostering discovery and cultivating entrepreneurship. Engaged faculty, staff, and students embody a collaborative spirit that helps UT Arlington change the trajectory of thousands of lives each year by aiding populations in need, improving health care, managing our natural resources, creating more livable communities, and harnessing the proliferation of data.

  • UT Arlington’s total external benefits, including spinoff research and alumni employed, create an annual economic impact of $13.6 billion and more than 131,000 jobs in Texas.

  • Almost 9,700 UT Arlington students earned graduate degrees, undergraduate degrees, and certificates last year, creating a larger pool of well-educated employees for the knowledge-based industries in North Texas and beyond.

  • UT Arlington alumni hold leadership positions at all 18 of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the North Texas region, the nation’s fourth-largest metropolitan area.

  • With a workforce of more than 7,000 faculty and staff, UT Arlington is one of the largest employers in North Texas.

  • More than 5,000 students live on campus and another 5,500 live adjacent to campus, driving demand for new businesses and services.

  • The University’s growing expertise in national defense, information technologies, energy, bioengineering, and biotechnologies creates opportunities for the numerous companies that support those interests to excel in the global marketplace.

  • UT Arlington was one of only three Texas universities to achieve a perfect overall Space Usage Efficiency score of 200 in fall 2014.

  • Almost $1.5 million in federal grants helps qualified graduate students earn doctoral degrees in areas of national need, including mathematics, computer science, and bioengineering.

  • Campus construction projects totaling more than $300 million in recent years have spurred substantial employment opportunities and boosted residential and commercial development in downtown Arlington. 

  • Since 1995 TMAC has worked with more than 6,200 companies, fueling $2.9 billion in new or retained sales; generating $995 million in cost savings and avoidance on materials, labor, inventory, and equipment; and creating or retaining more than 29,600 Texas jobs.

  • In addition to green construction projects that include multiple LEED-certified buildings, UT Arlington’s commitment to sustainability includes academic offerings that prepare students to understand, develop, and evaluate environmentally friendly practices.

  • UT Arlington’s Center for Metropolitan Density addresses the challenges of sustainable development in the 21st century.

  • The Center for African American Studies, the only one of its kind in North Texas, examines issues related to race and cultural diversity. It is a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Social Work.

  • UT Arlington’s Institute of Urban Studies completes dozens of projects for Texas cities each year—from feasibility and corridor studies to updates of parks and land-use plans

  • UT Arlington students, faculty, and staff volunteered more than 680,000 hours of service in 2012-13, earning a place on the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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