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Mission, Vision, and Values


The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution whose mission is the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of excellence. The University is committed to the promotion of lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs and to the formation of good citizenship through its community service learning programs. The diverse student body shares a wide range of cultural values and the University community fosters unity of purpose and cultivates mutual respect.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is a pre-eminent urban research university that inspires bold solutions with global impact through creative scholarship, transformative access, and collaborative learning.


Access and Success. Provide a supportive environment where students can flourish as scholars and citizens. Expand access to academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and other vital resources that prepare students to succeed and graduate.

Opportunity and Excellence. Pursue the highest standards of excellence throughout every facet of the University. Provide all qualified students with opportunities to reap the benefits of the tremendous knowledge that exists at UTA.

Inclusiveness and Diversity. Foster an inclusive environment that supports a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Encourage the exploration and discovery of the unfamiliar and promote the understanding of all viewpoints.

Mavericks and Innovators. Ensure a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity that strengthens our Maverick nature. Cultivate an atmosphere that rewards curiosity and challenges conventional thought.

Collegiality and Collaboration. Encourage a spirit of collegiality and camaraderie among all members of the UTA community. Champion partnerships and collaborative efforts that increase the University’s impact on society.