SMU (Southern Methodist University)

A nationally ranked comprehensive research university with eight degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU is a designated Carnegie doctoral (high research activity) university.

Texas A&M University – Commerce

Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMU – Commerce) provides a personal, accessible and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. As a member of the Texas A&M system, it is a big-name university with a focus on students and relationships.

TCU (Texas Christian University)

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University (TCU) is a world-class, values-centered private university based in Fort Worth, Texas. The University comprises 10 schools and colleges offering 117 areas of undergraduate study, 66 master’s level programs, and 37 areas of doctoral study. Total enrollment stands at 11,024, including 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. The student/faculty ratio is 13:1, and 87 percent of TCU’s 727 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their discipline. TCU consistently ranks among the top universities and colleges in the nation, and the Horned Frog family consists of more than 92,700 living alumni.

Texas Woman’s University

As the nation’s largest university primarily for women and focusing on developing leaders, Texas Woman’s University (TWU) encompasses a flagship campus in Denton and health science institutes in Dallas and Houston.

The University of North Texas

One of the nation’s largest universities, the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton focuses on welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe. UNT is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) university.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a values-based graduate university whose students, faculty and staff are committed to improving the human condition through a shared passion for innovation and teamwork.

The University of North Texas at Dallas

Named the fastest-growing public university in Texas and the only public, accredited four-year university in the City of Dallas, The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) empowers students, transforms lives and strengthens communities.

The University of Texas at Arlington

An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas Region, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity and diversity. UTA is a designated Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) university.

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a selective, Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) university. “UTD is among the top eight universities in the United States for most National Merit Scholars entering the freshman class.” Students predominantly major in management; engineering; computer science; and the physical, biological and neural sciences.

Austin College

A selective and small liberal arts institution, Austin College is a residential campus on 100 environmentally green acres north of Dallas in Sherman. With a focus on undergraduate education, each of their 1,300 students has a faculty mentor and will complete an applied learning experience such as a professional internship or research with a faculty member before graduating. Students can choose from more than 55 areas of studies and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams. Founded in 1849 by the Presbyterian Church, Austin College enjoys a place in early Texas history and remains a recognized leader in higher education for innovative programs, a strong faculty, and dedicated students.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

One of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education.

University of Dallas

The University of Dallas (UD), a Catholic institution, educates students in the liberal arts tradition while remaining dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue. Its small undergraduate population of 1,471 creates an 11:1 undergraduate-to-faculty ratio, which allows students to get the most out of the 30 offered majors through small class sizes. The university stays committed to its Catholic tradition while welcoming students of all backgrounds.

Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) combines faith and academic instruction to empower students. Founded in 1898, DBU, initially Decatur Baptist College, moved to Dallas in 1965. Today, DBU offers 85 undergraduate programs, 32 master’s programs and two doctoral programs. Students additionally benefit from a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

Dallas College (Formerly Dallas County Community College District)

Dallas College includes seven campuses — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Since 1965, Dallas College has served over three million people, making it one of the largest community college systems in Texas. In addition, it economically benefits businesses, taxpayers and the community. Annually, these colleges contribute approximately $204.1 million to the Dallas County economy in net added income.

Tarrant County College

Established in July 1965 by a countywide election, Tarrant County College (TCC) has continued to implement its mission to provide affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. Its goals, principles and myriad educational initiatives delineate its dedication to this mission. Currently, TCC has six campuses. Approximately one in every 22 Tarrant County residents takes a TCC class each year, which emphasizes TCC’s impact on the community.

North Central Texas College

Established in 1924, North Central Texas College (NCTC) is the state’s oldest continuously operating two-year college. Dedicated to student success and institutional excellence, NCTC holds itself accountable to the following six values: affordable and quality education, stimulating learning environments, integrity, innovation, cohesive relationships, and encouragement. Additionally, NCTC’s five campuses offer a total of six degree types to students in North Texas.

Collin College

Collin College seeks to enrich the futures of both its students and the community. It provides transferable courses, educational programs and workforce initiatives, as well as student support services to fulfill community and industry needs. Increasing in scope since 1985, the college currently attracts over 55,000 students annually to its 100-plus degree programs and certificates. Each year, Collin College generates $528.5 million in net added income for the local economy.

Texas State Technical College – North Texas

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is a statewide college system with 10 campuses throughout the state. TSTC efficiently and effectively helps Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today’s global economy, in partnership with business and industry, government agencies and other educational institutions. TSTC – North Texas opened in September 2014 and houses many of TSTC’s high-tech, advanced workforce programs with state-of-the-art labs for students to develop skills that are critical in the workplace.

Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College (PQC) is a private, four-year, liberal-arts-inspired historically black college or university (HBCU) founded in 1872 to educate freed slaves and their children. Today, PQC proudly educates students of all races and socioeconomic classes under the banner of its institutional ethos, WE OVER ME. Paul Quinn is the ninth federally funded work college in the United States, the first minority-serving institution (MSI) in the Work College Consortium and the first work college in Texas.

This information is part of the 2020 Higher Education Review Magazine, presented by Thomson Reuters.

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