More students are enrolled in the University of North Texas than ever before in its over 130-year history.

The overview

Total enrollment reached 46,940 for the fall semester, according to a news release. The more than 5% in growth comes from first-time-in-college freshman, graduate students and students enrolled at the university’s new UNT at Frisco campus, the release states.

The number of undergraduate students has increased 2.6% from the fall 2022 semester to fall 2023. Students enrolled in UNT’s graduate programs have increased to 13,268—about 15.4%—from the 2022 to 2023 fall semester, according to university data.
“We are providing more and more students the opportunity to attend college and earn a degree that prepares them for a successful career with top employers,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said in the release.

Diving in deeper

Since 2019, the university has accounted for 52.3% of new enrollees at state public universities. Nearly 24,000 new degrees have been awarded in the past two years, the release states.

“We are preparing students both academically and professionally,” said Eileen Buecher, the university’s assistant vice president for student affairs and career success.

The university has 244 degree options across its undergraduate and graduate programs. Classes are flexible, with courses being offered in-person and online, she said.

“There’s this unifying experience based on everyone’s different interests,” Buecher said.

Zooming in

Enrollment at UNT at Frisco has grown with more than 3,140 students at Frisco Landing, the first permanent building in the university’s Collin County branch that opened in January.

With the growth occurring in the Frisco and Dallas Fort-Worth area, Buecher said there are opportunities for students when graduating college.

“Being in the right place at the right time ... I think it’s a win-win for everyone,” she said. “There’s so much we can do, and we’re on [the] path to making it happen right now.”