University of Texas-Dallas
A top value public university with more than 28,000 students across eight schools, we've graduated more than 115,000 Comets who are leading Texas, the nation and the world.UT Dallas is a top public university located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan regions. Our eight schools offer more than 140 undergraduate and graduate programs, plus professional certificates and fast-track programs.Our rapid growth in size and stature is fueled by bright students, innovative programs, renowned faculty, dedicated staff, engaged alumni and research that matters.
A Dynamic Past
Created by bold visionaries and tech pioneers, UT Dallas has nurtured generations of innovators in its first 50 years. Our roots go back to the 1960s when the three founders of Texas Instruments — Eugene McDermott, Erik Jonsson and Cecil Green — established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest as a source of advanced research and trained scientists to benefit the state and the nation. Our creativity and enterprising spirit has been — and will continue to be — UT Dallas’ guiding light.
Dr. Richard C. Benson is the University’s fifth president. With purpose and passion, he is leading UT Dallas in its growth as an innovative research university positioned to make a difference around the globe.
President Benson is committed to increasing student enrollment, expanding the research portfolio, strengthening ties across Dallas-Fort Worth and the state, enhancing campus infrastructure, and hiring dynamic and diverse faculty and staff members.
Our mission statement centers on providing Texas and the nation with excellent, innovative education and research. As a dynamic, young university, our gleaming future outlined in the UTD Strategic Plan, will benefit the region, state, nation and world.