|Type||Public university system|
|Established||1890 (forerunner institution founded)|
1980 (system created)
2003 (system formalized)
|Students||36,000 (as 2014)|
|Campus||UNT System (Dallas)|
UNT Heath Science Center (Fort Worth)
|Colors||Green and white|
The University of North Texas System is a public university system headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It is the administrative overseer of three otherwise autonomous Texas institutions of higher learning: the University of North Texas, a comprehensive research institution based in Denton; the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth; and the University of North Texas at Dallas in South- and Downtown Dallas.
The UNT Regents initially created the system in 1980 to optimize management with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, which, 5 years earlier (September 1, 1975) became part of UNT by way of merger. As a reflection of growth, the UNT System was formalized in 2003 by the 78th Texas Legislature.
Main article: University of North Texas
The University of North Texas, the System's flagship institution, a four-year general education university in Denton, Texas.
Main article: University of North Texas Health Science Center
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is a graduate-level institution which includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Health Professions, and the UNT System College of Pharmacy.
Main article: University of North Texas at Dallas
The University of North Texas at Dallas (formerly known as the System Center and UNT Dallas Campus) is a university established as a branch campus of the University of North Texas in 2000. In April 2009, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board certified this enrollment and granted UNT Dallas status as an independent general academic institution. Now, the freestanding school is known as the University of North Texas at Dallas, the first public university within Dallas city limits. Freshmen and sophomores were admitted for the first time in the fall of 2010. Initially operated as a unit within the UNT System, the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law was founded in the fall of 2014, and was realigned within UNT Dallas on September 1, 2015.
Main article: University of North Texas New College at Frisco
Frisco, Texas is at the heart of the DFW economic boom located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and home to the $5 Billion Mile. UNT opened the Frisco satellite campus in Spring 2016. Undergraduate programs include Criminal Justice, Sports Management and, Strategic Corporate Communication; M.B.A's are also available at this campus.
The system is governed by the University of North Texas Board of Regents, whose members are appointed by the governor to serve six-year terms. The system added its first student regent — a one-year appointment that does not carry voting rights — in February 2006.