Rankings and Recognition

Excellence and achievement abound at The University of Texas at Arlington.

A UNIVERSITY OF DISTINCTION

Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition.

The University of Texas at Arlington

Top 10 Military Friendly School

For 2022-23, UTA received both a top 10 Military Friendly® School designation and a Military Spouse Friendly School designation. The Military Friendly® Schools list is based on extensive research using public data sources, input from student veterans, and survey responses from participating institutions.

Best Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include 16 graduate programs at UTA.

#3 for Ethnic Diversity

UTA has the third-highest undergraduate diversity index, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings.

Top Performers on Social Mobility

U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 26 on its 2022 list of the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” among national universities.

USN&WR Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” list includes UT Arlington at No. 288.

Awarded R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity

UTA was awarded R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. This puts the University in an elite group of 146 institutions, including Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins.

Phi Theta Kappa’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll

UTA was recognized among 171 colleges and universities for excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students on Phi Theta Kappa's 2022 Transfer Honor Roll.

No. 1 nationally: Best for Veterans

UTA ranks No. 1 nationally on Military Times' 2021 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list.

Highest Paid Graduates

A 2021 University of Texas System survey on post-graduation earnings for baccalaureate graduates working in Texas found that UTA graduates have the highest first-year median wage of any non-medical UT System institution.

Top for Native American Students 5 years in a row

UTA was included on Winds of Change magazine’s unranked list of the "Top 200 Universities for Indigenous Students" for 2021.

Top for Master’s Degrees

Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master’s degree programs No. 7 in the U.S. for 2021.

No. 5 for Transfers

U.S. News & World Report lists UTA as No. 5 in the nation for universities that enroll the most transfer students.

AANAPISI designation

UTA was designated an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution for the first time in 2021.

18 NATIONAL ACADEMY OF INVENTORS FELLOWS

UTA has 18 National Academy of Inventors fellows, tied for the most in Texas.

Tops for Hispanic Students

Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine ranked UTA No. 7 in total master’s degrees granted, No. 21 in total bachelor’s degrees, and No. 29 in total enrollment for 2021.

No. 1 in Texas for Degrees Awarded to African American Students

According to the 2021 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine, UTA is No. 1 in Texas and No. 13 nationally for awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to African American students. In addition, UTA is No. 20 for bachelor’s degrees and No. 7 for master’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in the U.S.; No. 1 in Texas and No. 12 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to all minority students; No. 17 nationally for bachelor’s degrees awarded to all minority students; and No. 65 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to Native American students.

Best Maker Schools in Higher Education

In 2021, Newsweek and the publisher of Make magazine included UTA on its non-ranked list of the “Best Maker Schools in Higher Education.” The list features schools that are supported by educators committed to collaborative problem-solving; have well-developed makerspaces, labs, and studios; and support diverse, interactive communities that engage in knowledge and skill sharing.

Best Bang for Your Buck

Washington Monthly ranked UT Arlington the top national university in the Metroplex and the No. 9 “Best Bang for Your Buck” in the South for 2021.

Best Universities in U.S.

UTA ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide in two areas of the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, which assess a university’s progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The two areas are Sustainable Cities and Communities, which highlights efforts to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,” and Partnerships for the Goals, which encompasses efforts to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”

Top Online Value

College Consensus ranked UTA No. 38 on its 2022 list of online colleges with the best value.

No. 1 in Texas for serving First-Generation, low-income Students

In 2020, the educational nonprofit ScholarShot ranked UTA tied for first in Texas for serving first-generation, low-income students on its Texas Public University Report Card.

UTA patents contribute to system ranking

UTA was granted 23 patents in 2020, contributing to the UT System’s overall No. 4 ranking in the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2020. The list was compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

Fastest growing doctoral public institutions in the U.S.

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Almanac ranked UTA as the seventh fastest-growing doctoral public institution in the country.

Carnegie Community Engaged Campus

UTA was designated a 2010-2020 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for service to the community and the public school system.

COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Best Public Affairs Graduate Program

U.S. News & World Report ranks CAPPA’s public affairs graduate program No. 88 in its 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list.

Top Value

Great Value Colleges ranked UTA’s accelerated online public administration master’s program No. 20 in the nation overall and No. 1 for lowest tuition among the top 50.

Master Program No. 3 in U.S.

Intelligent.com ranked the Master of Public Administration program No. 3 in the country for 2021.

No. 7 in architecture degrees for Hispanic students

UTA is ranked No. 7 in architecture and related service degrees for Hispanic students, according to the 2021 list from The Hispanic Outlook on Education.

No. 7 on Grad Report's

UTA was ranked No. 7 on Grad Report's list of the top 25 colleges that offer a master's degree in architecture. The ranking is based on the median salary of the program’s graduates one year after college.

Online Master of Public Administration No. 15 in Nation

Online College Plan.com ranked UTA’s online Master of Public Administration No. 15 in the nation for 2020.

Top 15 Best Online Master of Public Administration degrees for 2020

UTA is ranked No. 12 among the “15 Best Online Master of Public Administration” degrees for 2020 by Great Business Schools.org.

College of Business

Best Graduate School

The College of Business’ Part-Time MBA program is ranked No. 69 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list.

Best Part-Time MBA

UT Arlington came in No. 46 overall and No. 25 among public universities in Fortune magazine's first-ever ranking of the best part-time Master of Business Administration degree programs.

Business reaccreditation

In 2021, the College of Business received reaccreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Human Resource Management degree recognized

Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master’s program in human resource management No. 9 in the country for 2021.

Accounting among best in nation

College Rank placed the UTA bachelor’s program in accounting No. 27 on its 2021 rankings of the best in the nation.

undergraduate business programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA's undergraduate business programs No. 132 in the nation in is 2021 rankings.

MBA Programs No. 1 in Texas

CEO Magazine named the College of Business’ Executive Master of Business program No. 21 among Global MBA programs, No. 16 in the United States, and No. 1 in Texas. Its MBA program was named to the Tier 1 North American rankings.

College of Education

Best Graduate Schools

U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Education No. 121 in its 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list.

Best Online Programs for 2022

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Education’s online master’s in education programs No. 60 in its 2022 Best Online Programs list. Online master’s in education programs for veterans at the University ranked No. 19.

No. 12 in U.S. for 2021

College Rank placed UTA No. 12 on its list of the best master's programs in curriculum and instruction for 2021.

Education accreditation

The College of Education is only the second institution in Texas to complete national accreditation through the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation while also retaining its NCATE/CAEP accreditation.

master's degree programs among top in the U.S.

Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s Master’s in Education degree programs No. 2 in the U.S. It also ranked the online master's degree program in curriculum and instruction, No. 5 in the nation for 2021.

Online Program No. 1 in the Nation

The Online Master's program in Curriculum and Instruction was ranked No. 1 in the nation by College Choice.

Top Teacher Prep Program

The College of Education was named one the nation’s top teacher prep programs in the first edition of Start Here to Become a Teacher, a new book from the National Council on Teacher Quality. UTA is in the 97th percentile, making it one of the top programs in Texas. The council also gave UTA an A+ grade.

College of Engineering

Best Graduate Schools in U.S.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Engineering No. 84 in the nation. The graduate program in aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering is ranked No. 44, biomedical engineering/bioengineering No. 89, civil engineering No. 95, computer engineering No. 83, computer science No. 91, electrical/electronic/communications engineering No. 85, industrial/manufacturing/systems engineering No. 50, mechanical engineering No. 83, and materials engineering No. 83.

undergraduate Engineering programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked UTA No. 114 among undergraduate engineering programs in its 2022 rankings. Its computer science program ranked No. 110.

Construction management degree ranked

Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master's program in construction management No. 31 in its 2021 assessment, calling it the “best interdisciplinary program.”

Top civil engineering degree

For 2021, Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s master program in civil engineering No. 33 in the country, calling it the “best for career development.”

College of Liberal Arts

Best Graduate Schools in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the English doctoral program No. 131 and the history doctoral program No. 134.

Best Online Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree

UTA’s online degree in criminology and criminal justice was ranked among the best in the country for 2020 by OnlineSchoolsReport.com.

Visual Communication Design program

The Department of Art and Art History’s Visual Communication Design program was ranked No. 44 in the country by Animation Career Review, an online resource for aspiring animators, game designers, graphic designers and digital artists.

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Graduate Program Among Top 100

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s master's program No. 49 and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program No. 99 in the nation.

Top 100 in U.S. for online graduate nursing program

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s online master’s in nursing programs ranked No. 89 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Online Programs list. The online master’s in nursing programs for veterans ranked No. 23.

No.1 on Best Nursing Colleges and Universities list

UTA is ranked No. 1 on Study.com’s Best Nursing Colleges and Universities list for 2021. It also ranked its public health bachelor’s degree No. 6 in the country.

MSN program No. 16 in U.S.

For 2022, Intelligent.com ranked UTA’s MSN program No. 16 in the country, calling it the “best for nursing education.”

Best Online Nursing School Master's Programs

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation was included on The Princeton Review’s list of the Best Online Nursing School Master's Programs for 2021.

most affordable online MSN programs

Nursing School Hub ranked CONHI No. 16 on its list of Top 25 Most Affordable Online Master’s in Nursing Educator Programs for 2021.

100 best nursing schools in the nation

Nursing Schools Almanac ranked the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in four different categories in its 2021 rankings: No. 6 overall in the Southwest region, No. 6 overall in Texas, No. 46 among public nursing schools, and No. 89 nursing school in the United States.

Best Online MSN Degree Program

Learn.org ranked UTA No. 18 on its list of the Best Online MSN Degree Programs for 2020.

Best in the Nation

The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program was ranked as the best in the nation for 2020 by College Rank.net.

2nd in Texas for Online Master's Program

The online Master of Science in nursing degree program is ranked No. 7 nationally and second in Texas among nursing schools with hybrid or fully online MSN programs, according to Best Health Care Degrees.

College of Science

Best Graduate Schools in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Science’s graduate program in biology No. 186, chemistry No. 128, mathematics No. 132, physics No. 95, psychology No. 194, and geology No. 148 in the nation.

School of Social Work

Graduate Program No. 51 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate social work program No. 51 in the nation on its 2023 “Best Graduate Schools” list.

no. 1 fast-track online social work degree

UT Arlington was ranked No. 1 among colleges with a fast-track online social work degree by Best Values Schools (2020).

No. 1 in texas for Veteran Friendliness

The School of Social Work is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 3 in the nation for veteran friendliness by College Factual. The rankings look for schools and colleges the produce quality outcomes in social work and offer support and resources to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive.

Online Master's No. 22 in the country

UTA’s online Master of Social Work degree program was ranked No. 22 in the country for 2020 by OnlineSchoolsReport.com.

No. 39 in the U.S. for Master's Program

Intelligent.com ranked the Master of Social Work degree program No. 39 in the U.S. for 2020.

most Affordable Master's Program in Texas

The MSW program offers the best value in Texas according to HumanServicesEdu.org's list of the Most Affordable CSWE-Accredited Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019-20.

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