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Dallas-Fort Worth has more than 70 accredited colleges and universities. From public and private institutions with robust programing in life sciences, engineering, and the arts to community colleges and other centers of higher education, DFW offers one of the widest varieties of education in the country. 

College Map as of 12.23


The University of North Texas, located in Denton, is a comprehensive public research university known for its diverse academic programs and strong emphasis on innovation. With a vibrant campus community and a commitment to fostering creativity, UNT provides students with a dynamic learning environment with a 2023 enrollment of 46,751 students.

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a prominent public research university situated in Arlington, Texas. Renowned for its cutting-edge research, diverse academic offerings, and strong ties to industry, UTA is a hub for innovation and provides students with opportunities for practical learning and career development. UTA has a 2023 enrollment of 41,376 students.

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a leading public research institution located in Richardson. Recognized for its emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and business programs, UTD is known for fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and academic excellence in a rapidly growing and diverse community. UTA had a 2023 enrollment of 30,846 students.

Texas Woman’s University (TWU), located in Denton, is a distinguished public university with a strong focus on health sciences, education, business, and the arts. Known for its commitment to empowering women and promoting diversity, TWU provides a supportive learning environment and prepares students for success in their chosen fields. In 2023, TWU had 15,180 students enrolled.

Texas Christian University (TCU), located in Fort Worth, is a private university affiliated with the Disciples of Christ. Renowned for its strong academic programs, emphasis on personal attention, and vibrant campus life, TCU provides a value-centered education that prepares students for leadership and success in various professional fields. In 2023, TCU had an enrollment of 12,731 students.

Texas A&M University (TAMU) – Commerce’s mission is to “Educate. Discover. Achieve.” With several locations around the Dallas Region, they offer 100+ academic degrees. In 2023, they had 12,094 students enrolled into their programs.

Southern Methodist University (SMU), located in Dallas, is a private research university with a prestigious reputation for academic excellence and a strong emphasis on business, engineering, and the arts. Established in 1911, SMU offers students a vibrant campus experience, fostering intellectual growth and preparing them for successful careers in a variety of fields. In 2023, SMU had an enrollment of 11,835 students.

Dallas Baptist University (DBU) is a private Christian university located in Dallas, known for its commitment to integrating faith and learning. With a focus on liberal arts and professional programs, DBU provides students with a values-driven education that prepares them for leadership, service, and success in their chosen careers. In 2023, DBU had an enrollment of 4,201 students.

The University of North Texas at Dallas is a public university located in southern Dallas, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Established in 2000, UNT Dallas is committed to providing access to higher education in the Dallas community and fostering student success through innovative and practical learning experiences. In 2023, UNT had an enrollment of 3,798 students.

Texas Wesleyan University, located in Fort Worth, is a private Methodist-affiliated university recognized for its strong emphasis on liberal arts education and professional programs. With a commitment to small class sizes and individualized attention, Texas Wesleyan provides students with a supportive learning environment that prepares them for success in various fields. In 2023, Texas Wesleyan University had an enrollment of 2,666 students.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is a premier medical research institution and academic medical center located in Dallas, Texas. Renowned for its contributions to biomedical research and healthcare, UT Southwestern is affiliated with several Nobel laureates and has consistently ranked among the top medical schools and hospitals in the United States. UT Southwestern had 2,502 students enrolled in 2023.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is a distinguished institution in Fort Worth, Texas, focusing on graduate education and research in the health sciences. They are known for their commitment to advancing healthcare through interdisciplinary collaboration and providing students with hands-on experiences in clinical and community settings. In 2023, there were 2,317 students enrolled.

The University of Dallas (UD), located in Irving, is a private Catholic liberal arts university known for its strong emphasis on classical education and the great works of Western civilization. With a commitment to fostering intellectual inquiry and ethical leadership, UD provides students with a transformative educational experience grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. In 2023, the UD had 2,182 students enrolled.

The Texas A&M University School of Law, located in Fort Worth, offers a dynamic legal education with a focus on experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. Known for its commitment to public service, the law school provides students with opportunities for practical experience through clinics, externships, and engagement with the legal community. In 2022, they had 473 students enrolled in their programs.

The University of North Texas Dallas College of Law is a public law school in downtown Dallas, known for its emphasis on practice-ready education and commitment to serving the community. With a focus on experiential learning, the law school provides students with opportunities to gain real-world legal experience through clinics, externships, and pro bono work. In 2022, they had 378 students enrolled in their programs.


Dallas College 61,541
Tarrant County College 41,727
Collin College 36,380
North Central Texas Community College 7,497
Navarro College 6,548
Trinity Valley Community College 5,461
Weatherford College 5,448
DFW Total Community College Students 164,602


The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for continuing education courses within the community college system. A total of 5,362 students enrolled in CE courses in the districts and college listed above in Fall 2023.