The DFW Higher Education Landscape

A broad look at the 70+ institutions that cover the region

More than 70 accredited universities and colleges cover the DFW landscape. Students, faculty and other academics are engaged in a wide range of work, from tackling core curricula to developing nanotechnology. The University of North Texas at Denton, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington are among Texas’ eight “emerging research” universities, expanding program capabilities and funding in pursuit of remaining at the top end of research institutions as defined by the Carnegie Classification methodology. UT Southwestern Medical Center, meanwhile, is among the nation’s best in biology and biochemistry research, boasting countless clinical breakthroughs and innovations, as well as six Nobel Laureates.

This article is part of the 2020 Higher Education Review Magazine.