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Seven public universities and eight independent universities in the region totaled enrollment of 148,219 in fall 2012 (preliminary, 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
2012 preliminary
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington 7 33,267
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson 25 19,626
Texas Woman's University Denton 50 14,909
University of North Texas Denton 50 35,836
University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth 21 3,900
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas 15 4,966
Dallas Baptist University Dallas 5 5,622
Amberton University Garland 25 1,381
Paul Quinn College Dallas 18 193
Southern Methodist University Dallas 16 10,893
Texas Christian University Fort Worth 20 9,725
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth 17 3,204
University of Dallas Irving 10 2,571
The College of St. Thomas More Fort Worth 20 20
University of North Texas at Dallas Dallas 19 2,106
Total     148,219

Source: Texas Coordinating Board (

Public universities

Private universities


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Last updated: 10/13/2014 10:29:53 AM