Prioritizing Student Success

UNT's Caring Spirit and Career-Ready Focus Lead to Record-Setting Enrollment
UNT President Neal Smatresk

As the most comprehensive university in the North Texas region -- and one that has experienced significant enrollment growth while other schools face continued declines -- we take seriously the UNT mission of empowering students to thrive in our rapidly changing world. We not only welcomed our largest-ever freshman class of 6,700 students -- a record that has been set three times in the last four years -- but UNT leads the North Texas region in four-year graduation rates for Hispanic students. Knowing that society will continue to transform, we're committed to preparing students for the future by equipping them with the hard and soft skills that will help them adapt and excel as industries evolve and society advances.

UNT offers countless resources and programs to help students succeed, as showcased in our cover story, "A Community to Succeed." We work hard to ensure all students are given the inclusive and welcoming space they need to thrive. Our programs are not only concerned with academics, but also bring assistance in areas such as career readiness, financial literacy, and mental and physical health, as well as social and emotional well-being. Whether students dream of building careers in the tech industry like Lola Obamehinti, conducting society-shaping research in partnership with giants like NASA, or excelling in their creative pursuits like Oscar-winner Donnie F. Wilson, we will support them as they achieve their goals.

We pride ourselves in being different than other universities -- a place where everyone can be themselves and where we act as a social mobility elevator for our students. With a UNT degree, opportunities are limitless.