Carnegie ranking reflects the excellence of the University's academic
programs and faculty. Our designation as one of only six public universities
top-ranked in Texas underscores UTA's readiness to move to flagship status."
-President Robert E. Witt
receives highest Carnegie classification
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed UTA in
the Doctoral/ Research Extensive category in its latest classification
of American higher education. The category represents the highest level
of the organization's classification system.
Only 3.8 percent of the 3,856 colleges and universities categorized received
the Doctoral/ Research Extensive designation. UTA is one of eight Texas
universities ranked in the top tier. The others are The University of
Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Rice University, Texas Tech
University ,the University of Houston, the University of North Texas and
Southern Methodist University.
"UT Arlington's Carnegie ranking reflects the excellence of the University's
academic programs and faculty," said President Robert E. Witt. "Our
designation as one of only six public universities top-ranked in Texas
underscores UTA's readiness to move to flagship status."
Institutions in the Doctoral/ Research Extensive category offer a wide
range of baccalaureate programs and are committed to graduate education
through the doctorate. They confer 50 or more doctoral degrees per year
in at least 15 disciplines.
According to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, UTA has
awarded an average of 88 doctoral degrees per year in 22 disciplines during
the past five years.
Founded in 1905, the Carnegie Foundation is a national and international
center for research and policy studies about teaching. The Organization
established its classification system in 1970 to aid research on higher
education and to group institutions with similar programs.