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Higher Education

Seven public universities and eight independent universities in the region totaled enrollment of 150,065 in fall 2013 (certified, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board).  The universities, among them University of Texas campuses (Arlington and Dallas), offer programs from engineering to business and degrees from bachelor's to medical doctorates.

In addition to their degree programs, many of these colleges and universities offer business consulting, employee training specific to a company's skill demands, community health care services, economic and land development research, computer and information services and library facilities open to the community.

Public and Private Universities in Dallas-Fort Worth

University City ~Miles from
Grand Prairie
2013 certified
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington 7 33,329
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson 25 21,193
Texas Woman's University Denton 50 14,899
University of North Texas Denton 50 36,168
University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth 21 4,266
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas 15 4,698
Dallas Baptist University Dallas 5 5,622
Amberton University Garland 25 1,401
Paul Quinn College Dallas 18 243
Southern Methodist University Dallas 16 10,929
Texas Christian University Fort Worth 20 9,899
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth 17 2,613
University of Dallas Irving 10 2,598
The College of St. Thomas More Fort Worth 20 67
University of North Texas at Dallas Dallas 19 2,140
Total     150,065

Source: Texas Coordinating Board (www.thecb.state.tx.us)


Public universities

Private universities