UT Texas Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington, with its main campus located in downtown Arlington, is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,000 students. The University’s academic offerings include 80 bachelor’s degrees, 71 master’s degrees and 30 doctoral programs in 12 colleges and schools. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington as of the nation’s top 10 universities for diversity.
The Local Impact
As a result of rising enrollment, expanding research activity, and the enhanced workforce productivity of the ever-increasing number of its graduates, UT Arlington has a $13.6 billion total annual economic impact on the State of Texas. This represents about 4 percent of the North Central Texas economy, according to a 2012 study by The Perryman Group. Economic activity associated with the University also leads to incremental tax receipts of about $310 million a year to local governments and $639 million to the state and fuels 131,200 jobs a year. For more information about economic impact, visit www.uta.edu/economicimpact
In addition to its stature as an emerging Tier One university in the state of Texas, UT Arlington is also a destination for arts, entertainment, and NCAA Division I athletics.
UT Event Venues
UT Arlington’s 7,000-seat special events venue, College Park Center, opened in 2012 and is the new home court for UT Arlington basketball and volleyball, commencement exercises, concerts and other major events. College Park Center, which has been recognized for its sustainable and energy-efficient features, anchors the College Park District, a residential and retail development that is just two blocks from the Levitt Pavilion. Additional event facilities on campus include Texas Hall, a 2,700 seat performing arts venue, the 12,500 seat Maverick Stadium, and several performance auditoria and gallery spaces.
UT Learning Opportunities
The University has prolific Theatre, Music and Fine Arts programs that present concerts, gallery shows and theatrical productions. The Planetarium at UT Arlington, a robust summer camp and conference program, special campus tours and other activities provide a variety of opportunities for children to interact with their hometown university. Professional and personal development education for adults is offered through Continuing Education classes and certification programs. The University’s premier lecture series, the Maverick Speakers Series, provides a dynamic forum for renowned experts and thought-leaders, while other lecture and author series provide additional opportunities for life-long learning.
With more than 10,000 students living on or within just a few miles of campus, and a constant flow of speakers, entertainers, and musicians visiting year-round, UT Arlington brings an unstoppable energy to downtown Arlington.
Visit www.uta.edu/collegetown to learn more.