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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Ninety percent of UTA students come from Texas.

  • UTA's economic impact on the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex is $1.6 billion annually, including more than $400 million in Tarrant County.

  • Almost 70,000 of UTA's 105,000 alumni live and work in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.

  • UTA is one of only six universities in the United States with a Nanotechnology Research and Teaching facility.

  • UTA has been designated as one of few universities statewide to receive "Flagship Funding" by the state legislature.

  • The UTA athletic department, which has earned three Southland Conference Commissioner's Cups in the last five years, representing of the best all-around department in the 11-team league, also boasts 47 percent of its student-athletes on the Honor Roll.

  • UTA continues to be a state leader in distance education, and was the first recipient of the U.T. Telecampus Commitment to Excellence Award. UTA's distance education courses enrolled more than 1,400 students in the spring of 2001.

  • U.S. News & World Report recently named UTA's online graduate programs among the best in the nation. Programs from the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering and the School of Education were all recognized nationally.

  • UTA has successfully established branch campuses in Fort Worth and Waco

  • The UTA School of Nursing, through its Center for Continuing Nursing Education, provided additional education for 5,250 registered nurses in 2000-01 and an additional 900 Health Care Providers in rural Texas were provided education through the Rural Health Outreach Program.

  • More than 90 percent of graduates from the UTA School of Nursing passed the state's registered nursing licensure exams.

  • Ninety-eight percent of graduates from the UTA School of Education passed the most recent Mid-Management ExCET Test.

  • UTA accounting graduates without an advanced degree recently posted the highest pass rate in the state on the Certified Public Accountant's exam. UTA graduates with advanced degrees ranked second in the state.

  • The UTA School of Social Work is the largest in Texas.

  • UTA's newspaper, "The Shorthorn," was the recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Crown Award, recognizing it as one of the top 10 student newspapers in the country. The Shorthorn also received 27 individual awards at the recent Southwestern Journalism Congress for stories from June 1, 2000 through June 1, 2001.

  • UTA prides itself on diversity, with over 2,300 international students coming from 108 countries.

  • The Special Collections area of the UTA Libraries houses one of the world's largest repositories of material related to the U.S.-Mexican War.

  • The UTA Automation & Robotics Research Institute has assisted more than 2,500 Texas manufacturing firms, resulting in an economic impact of nearly $770 million since its inception.

  • The UTA Department of Modern Languages recently opened its state-of-the-art computer lab with a multi-media "Smart" classroom. The Foreign Language department is combining the best in traditional instruction with modern technology to also offer virtual instruction (digital) through the internet.

  • UTA is one of just three universities in Texas offering an Honors College to meet the needs of highly motivated students. One of the fastest-growing colleges at UTA, the Honors College has more than 600 students this year.

  • UTA received 268 grants and awards last year, totaling $19,237,825 in external funding for research, instruction and public service projects.

  • Last year, UTA sent 197 students to 15 different countries to study internationally as part of the University's overseas education program. Thirty-seven students studied in Italy, while 36 were in Mexico and 31 in France.
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