The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington or UTA) is a state university located in Arlington, Texas
University of Texas Arlington campus is situated southwest of downtown Arlington, and is located in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. The university was founded in 1895 and served primarily a military academy during the early 20th century. After spending several decades in the Texas A&M University System, the institution joined the University of Texas System in 1965. In the fall of 2014, UTA reached a student population of nearly 35,000, a gain of 65% from autumn 2001, and is currently the second-largest institution within the UT System. UTA is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a “High Research Activity” institution and named one of the fastest growing public research universities in the nation. The university offers 80 baccalaureate, 74 masters, and 31 doctoral degrees.
The university also operates the Fort Worth Education Center and the UTA Research Institute, with campuses at the Fort Worth ITC and River Bend Park.
UT Arlington has been classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a high research activity institution and a “Next Generation University” by the New America Foundation. As of 2011, the U.S. News and World Report has ranked UT Arlington as a national university with the School of Social Work, and the Colleges of Nursing and Engineering ranked No. 44, No. 64 and No. 85 in the nation, respectively.
The School of Social Work offers three main academic programs: the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), and the Ph.D. in social work. The BSW and MSSW programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The College of Engineering offers eight baccalaureate programs, 12 master’s and 9 doctorates. It is the fourth largest engineering college in Texas, with about 3,700 students. The staff includes approximately 150 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members, over twenty of whom are Fellows in professional societies.
The College of Nursing is a nationally recognized program and one of the five largest public nursing programs in the U.S. with over 125 faculty members and 7,500 nursing students in the BSN, RN‐to‐BSN, MSN, Post‐MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.
The College of Business is a reputable business college that consistently ranks among the state’s top programs in accounting graduates passing the certified public accountant exam.
The College of Liberal Arts provides unique programs such as Southwestern Studies and Mexican-American studies.