Making UNT Stronger

Focus on student success and career readiness makes UNT the school of choice
UNT President Neal Smatresk

This year is just getting started, and we're already seeing some incredible successes that are moving our university forward and making us a stronger institution.

Our spring enrollment was up more than 5%, continuing our progress as the fastest-growing university in Texas. I'm also proud that we aren't just getting students started on their journey but helping them to succeed through to graduation --and beyond. Our caring community helps ensure our students excel and find the career path that is right for them. We've helped more students cross the finish line with a degree faster than before, and we're working to keep costs low. We've seen a 26% increase in degrees awarded in the last 10 years, and 40% of those students are graduating with no debt, thanks to our focus on providing a high-quality and affordable education.

We also have had an incredible start at Frisco Landing, our first permanent building at our UNT at Frisco branch campus, which officially opened in January to much fanfare. While this campus is an extension of Denton, we are striving to leverage the business and industry partners we've developed in Collin County to create innovative programs that bridge the gap between industry and higher education to ensure our students will be the best career-ready leaders possible.

I am truly excited to see so much progress happening at UNT. I remain committed to ensuring our university stands as a caring and forward-moving institution to learn and grow so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive and achieve their dreams.