About the College of Engineering

UTA offers the most comprehensive engineering program in North Texas, with 11 baccalaureate, 13 master’s and 9 doctoral degree programs.
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About Us

For more than 60 years, the College of Engineering has provided highly trained engineers for the workforce in North Texas and beyond. We have graduated two astronauts, many successful entrepreneurs and dozens of executives at Fortune 500 companies. Our faculty have distinguished themselves on a global stage. We are fulfilling our mission to educate talented engineers who will immediately make an impact on their communities. We have long had a reputation for graduating students who enter the workforce ready to work and able to handle any situation that comes their way.

Fast Facts

Research

UTA is classified as a Research 1 University -- Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and recently became just the fourth institution in the state to achieve designation as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics and research that brings with it access to the state’s National Research University Fund. The College of Engineering is a large contributor to that distinction. Annual research expenditures for the College exceeded $42.1 million last year, which accounts for the majority of research at the University. Overall engineering-related research expenditures at UTA total more than $57.8 million. The College also hosts interdisciplinary research centers in aerodynamics, photonics, water and transportation, among others. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research, and the College supports funded research experiences for undergraduates each year.

Faculty

Degrees Offered

  • 12 bachelor’s
  • 13 master’s
  • 9 doctoral

Student Enrollment (Fall 2022)

  • 9,508 total
  • 5,528 undergraduate
  • 3,980 graduate
    • 3,479 master's
    • 501 doctoral

Ethnic Diversity (Fall 2022)

UT Arlington recently was ranked as the fifth-most-diverse university in the United States, and that diversity is reflected in the College's enrollment: 

  • 43% International
  • 21% Hispanic
  • 16% White
  • 12% Asian
  • 6% Black
  • 2% Multicultural
  • <1% Unknown
  • <1% Native American
  • <1% Pacific Islander

Gender (Fall 2021)

  • 77% Male
  • 23% Female

65 Countries Represented (Fall 2022 -- other than the U.S.)

  • Africa -- 18
  • Asia -- 13
  • Middle East -- 11
  • Europe -- 9
  • South America -- 6
  • Central America -- 4
  • Caribbean -- 1
  • North America -- 2
  • Australia/Oceania -- 1