UNT named one of nation's 'Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics'

Oct. 15, 2020 — The University of North Texas earned multiple rankings in The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” lists for the number of Hispanic students enrolled at the university and the total number of degrees earned.

UNT awarded 1,793 bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in 2019, earning it No. 30 in the nation, and 276 master’s degrees, landing it at 56. As the home of the top-ranking College of Visual Arts and Design, UNT came in at No. 10 in the U.S. for visual and performing arts degrees earned by Hispanic students. The total enrollment of Hispanic students in 2018-19 placed UNT at No. 44 among four-year schools.

This fall, UNT enrolled more than 10,000 Hispanic students, which is a 6.6% increase over last year. With its growing Hispanic student population, this year UNT also became one of only 16 Tier One research universities designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution out of the total 131 Tier One research universities. Being an HSI enables the university to receive additional federal funds to support and expand programs for Hispanic students.

“We are honored to be included among these national rankings for institutions that are working to help Hispanic students succeed in college. UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities and we are committed to offering an environment where all can fulfill their dreams. As an HSI, we are especially focused on continuing to serve our region and the state’s Hispanic population offering the support and resources they may need to move forward in achieving their college education,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk.

Rankings at a glance 

  • No. 10 for 2019 visual and performing arts degrees — College of Visual Arts and Design; College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Dance and Theatre; and College of Music
  • No. 30 for 2019 grand total of bachelor's degrees 
  • No. 44 for total 2018-19 enrollment for four-year schools
  • No. 56 for 2019 grand total of master's degrees

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