University of Texas at Arlington College of Business


The University of Texas at Arlington was first established in 1895 as Arlington College. The university served as a military training school under three different names from 1902 to 1917. The university then became a branch of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M) and was renamed the Grubbs Vocational College in 1917. In 1923, the school was again renamed the North Texas Agricultural College in order to reflect that the school had become a public institution with a liberal arts curriculum and that it was no longer strictly vocational.

By 1949, the school had become the largest state-supported junior college in the Southwest and had transitioned into a comprehensive academic institution. The school was once again renamed to the Arlington State College. In 1959 the school became a four-year institution. The school was then transferred to the University of Texas System in 1965 and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which oversaw programs in liberal arts, science and business, was separated into three schools, thus creating the School of Business.

In 1967, the Texas State Legislature passed an act that renamed all of the University of Texas system campuses, “The University of Texas at…” giving the university its current name, The University of Texas at Arlington. The School of Business has been accredited by the AACSB since 1969.


The University of Texas at Arlington is located in downtown Arlington, in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which is about 30 minutes away from Dallas. Arlington is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. It has more than 380,000 residents, making it the seventh largest city in the state. It’s also home to two professional sports teams, the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.

Fort Worth and Tarrant County students also have the opportunity to complete program at the University of Texas at Arlington For Worth Center located in the historic Santa Fe Freight Building.


The UT Arlington campus spans 420 acres and includes more than 100 buildings, some dating from 1919. Recent campus construction projects totaling almost $300 million have increased campus development in downtown Arlington.

Students at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business have access to the Center for Innovation (CFI), a nonprofit LLC promote to spur technology-based economic development. The CFI supports a strategic approach to the formation of collaborative partnerships, facilitating and enabling the integration of industry, academic, and government research and discovery with venture capital and talent.

Part of the CFI is the VenComm, LLC, which is CFI’s “for-profit” venture capital and business development arm. VenComm enables the CFI to develop for-profit partnerships in order to secure federal and state grants, secure venture, debt and equity capital, develop CFI projects and initiatives and form or assist in the formation of start-up business ventures. VenComm also works directly with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The UT Arlington campus also encompasses the College Park District, which spans more than 20 acres. The $160 million development is the most ambitious project in UT Arlington history, serving as a site where students, neighbors and visitors can enjoy entertainment, sports and restaurants. The development includes a state-of-the-art events center, student housing, a large green space, retail shops and restaurants.

The Fort Worth Center offers students access to its computer lab and library. The state-of-the-art electronic resource Library provides students with access to computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines as well as any electronic resources available to UT Arlington students. The Fort Worth Center also provides students with an on-campus convenience store as well as a student break room, exercise room and its own recycling center.

Students at the College of Business also have access to the Career Development Center, which focuses on preparing students and alumni for professional success and connecting employers with UT Arlington talent. The Career Development Center helps students and alumni explore possible career paths, connects them with employers and professional opportunities, prepares them to present themselves well to compete for opportunities and develops the necessary skills to meet their career goals. to succeed in their professional goals now and in the future.


There are 113 full-time faculty members and 62 percent tenured and tenure-track faculty members at the College of Business at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Student Body

Students at UT Arlington come from every state in the country and from 120 different countries. There are 34,870 students enrolled in programs on-campus, with 9,134 of those students enrolled in graduate courses. The total enrollment of all students in on-campus and online programs is estimated at around 48,000.

There are 5,551 students in the College of Business, with 1,434 students enrolled in graduate courses. Out of the total students enrolled at the College, 42.3 percent are women, 10.5 percent identify as black or African American and 24.6 percent identify as Latino or Hispanic. International students make up 10.7 percent of the students in the College of Business.

MBA Program Offerings

The College of Business at the University of Texas, Arlington offers a Flexible MBA, Professional Cohort MBA and Executive MBA programs in Fort Worth and Asia.