Rankings and Recognition

Our students and faculty have the Maverick Factor—something they prove with each and every achievement and recognition they received.

Designations and Certifications

Students First

Our students come from a range of cultures, ethnicities, stages in life, and economic backgrounds.


public school in DFW

(Wall Street Journal, 2024)


in the nation for undergraduate ethnic diversity

(U.S. News & World Report, 2024)


for degrees awarded to minority students

(Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2023)


in Texas for advancing social mobility

(U.S. News & World Report, 2024)


Best for Vets Among Public Universities

(Military Times, 2023)


Transfer Student Enrollment

(U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

A tradition of excellence

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Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation

Given by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities for UTA’s role as an economic engine for North Texas.
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Top 100 for Innovation

No. 68 nationally for innovation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings.
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No. 9 fastest-growing doctoral public institution in U.S.

Ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac for 2024.
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31 Patents

Contributing to UT System’s overall No. 3 ranking in the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents.
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20 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Faculty members named fellows for creating devices and processes that improve the quality of life.
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R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity

Designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a top doctoral research university in the U.S.


Best Colleges

No. 156 among public universities

(U.S. News & World Report, 2023)

Military Friendly

Top 10 Military Friendly® School


Phi Theta Kappa

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(Among 171 colleges and universities, 2022)

Highly Ranked Academic Programs

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.

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Best Graduate Schools

U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 rankings include 18 graduate programs at UTA.

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Architecture Top 10

UTA is ranked No. 6 in architecture and related service degrees for Hispanic students, according to the 2023 list from The Hispanic Outlook on Education.

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Part-Time MBA Recognition

Fortune magazine's first-ever ranking of the best part-time Master of Business Administration degree programs placed UTA at No. 25 among public universities.

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Best Aerospace Engineering Program

U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Graduate Schools” list ranks the College of Engineering graduate program in aerospace engineering No. 47.

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Top Program for Online Master’s Degrees in Education

U.S. News & World Report ranked the College of Education’s online master's program No. 26 in the U.S. and No. 10 for veterans.

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No. 5 in Texas for graphic design

UTA ranked No. 5 in Texas among public schools and colleges, No. 32 nationally, and No. 8 in the Southwest, by Animation Career Review.

Top Nursing Program for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s online master's program No. 18 for veterans.

Top MBA program

The part-time MBA program came in No. 60 out of 269 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 “Best Graduate Schools” list.

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Social Work No. 43 in Nation

U.S. News & World Report ranked the graduate social work program No. 43 in the nation on its 2024 “Best Graduate Schools” list.


  1. Top online value

    Ranked No. 38 on College Consensus 2022 list of online colleges with the best value.

  2. Highest Paid Graduates

    UTA graduates have the highest first-year median wage of any non-medical UT System institution, according to a 2023 UT System survey on earnings for baccalaureate graduates working in Texas.

  3. Low debt among graduates

    No. 56 nationally for least amount of debt among graduates, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings.