UT Dallas has capitalized on its origins and location, transforming into a large and selective public university. The future requires that the University continues to strive for excellence in all academic areas with a commitment to its guiding principles, including a prioritization of diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of the institution.
To be one of the nation’s best public research universities and one of the great universities of the world.
The University of Texas at Dallas provides the State of Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research. The University is committed to graduating well-rounded members of the global community whose education has prepared them for rewarding lives and productive careers in a constantly changing world; to continually improving educational and research programs in the humanities, arts, sciences, engineering and management; and to assisting the commercialization of intellectual capital generated by students, staff and faculty.
The University of Texas at Dallas aspires to be:
Chronicling the accomplishments of The University of Texas at Dallas remains imperative to the University’s vision and a source of pride for stakeholders. The fact that Times Higher Education recently ranked UT Dallas among the top universities in the United States less than 50 years old might be adequate to satisfy the curiosities of some. But the story of UT Dallas extends beyond this one measure. Consider some of the University’s other notable achievements:
UT Dallas has been recognized as one of the best values in U.S. higher education by several respected publications, including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Princeton Review, Forbes, Money Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
In 2017, UT Dallas met the requirements to receive funding allocations from the State of Texas National Research University Fund.
Since 2000, enrollment has increased from 11,000 to more than 28,000 students.
In 2015, Aziz Sancar PhD’77 became the first alumnus to win the Nobel Prize.
The University’s first comprehensive campaign, which concluded in 2014, raised $273 million.
Three graduate programs — audiology, online business and online MBA — are ranked in the top 10 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Since 2007, almost 12 million square feet and $1.7 billion in new and renovated space have been added to campus.
For UT Dallas to build on its successes, it must continually be compared to the finest research universities in the United States. With the encouragement and support from The University of Texas System and the Board of Regents, the University identified seven benchmark institutions:
UT Dallas will use these institutions to compare its progress in research advancement, student retention rates, student-to-faculty ratios, diversity, degrees produced, state support received, and tuition and fees generated.
All seven are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), three are land-grant universities and three award medical doctorates. UT Dallas does not share these attributes but aims to have a research portfolio that would be comparable to the 65 universities that make up the AAU.
The University will understand and emulate the attributes of these benchmark institutions and all members of the AAU. By studying and learning from excellent universities, UT Dallas will continue to improve its quality and worldwide impact.