University of Texas at Arlington Online

by TBS Staff

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  • Accelerated course options and multiple yearly start dates to accommodate working students.
  • Ranked as the top college for veterans in Texas by Military Times in 2017.
  • One of the top producers of college graduates in Texas, with more than 200,000 alumni.
  • Prestigious alumni include actor Lou Diamond Phillips, U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Brad Loper, and economist and Harvard professor Roland Fryer.


Located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the city of Arlington, UTA ranks among the largest colleges in Texas, serving more than 41,000 students. The school’s high research activity and variety of degree offerings both on campus and online make it a popular choice for students from Texas and around the country.

Founded in 1895, UTA joined the Texas A&M System in 1917 before finally joining the University of Texas System in 1965. Today, the school serves as a major provider of distance education in Texas, primarily offering degrees in nursing, education, business, public administration, and public health.

University of Texas at Arlington Statistics

Public/Private Public
Acceptance Rate 70%
Percentage Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid 76%
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 24:1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 69%
Graduation Rate 42%
Required Standardized Test(s) SAT, PSAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
Date Founded 1895
Colors Black, blue, orange, and white

University of Texas at Arlington’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

The University of Texas at Arlington is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school’s individual programs are accredited by agencies including the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


Program Level Cost
Undergraduate $257–$350/credit
Graduate $273–$1,174/credit
Certificate $273–$654/credit


Undergraduates applying straight out of high school must submit official transcripts along with SAT, PSAT, or ACT scores. Applicants under age 22 must also submit documentation of Meningitis vaccination.

Graduate application requirements vary widely between programs. All programs require official undergraduate transcripts, and many require either GRE or GMAT scores. Individual programs maintain different requirements for work experience, statements of intent, and letters of recommendation.

Contact Information

Online Degrees Offered

UT Arlington offers three online bachelor’s degrees, 18 online master’s degrees, and one online doctorate. The School of Nursing offers two online bachelor’s degrees, nine online master’s degrees, and one online doctorate. The School of Education offers four online master’s degrees. The School of Business offers four online master’s degrees. The School of Urban and Public Affairs offers one online master’s degree, and the School of Public Health offers one online bachelor’s degree.

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