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Dear UNT supporter,

The unofficial 12th class day numbers are in and celebrations are in order! In a time when enrollments around the country face continued declines, UNT now has a fourth consecutive record-breaking number with 44,532 students enrolled this fall. We've also seen unprecedented growth in the numbers of new freshmen and graduate students — a 19% increase for each over last year. This makes UNT one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and the nation.

As you'll read in this issue, to ensure we are keeping pace with industry demands to prepare our future graduates, we continue to offer and grow needed degree programs such as data analytics, biomedical engineering, and a complete suite of business options at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral level. UNT also is expanding access and teaching at its UNT at Frisco location, which will open its first building in January 2023. And these efforts are supporting our diverse community as a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNT received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the fifth straight year. More importantly, UNT is proud to have the highest four-year graduation rate in the North Texas region for Hispanic students.

We lead the North Texas region as a university system driving progress and remain committed to helping our students be successful in the rapidly changing workforce.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President Smatresk Twitter@UNTPrez