2015 Annual Report Details University’s Continued Growth

UT Dallas Annual Report 2016

An online version of the report includes statistical graphics and some of the University’s notable stories of the year.

UT Dallas is progressing toward its goal of becoming a top research university, in part, by continuing to draw high-caliber students and prominent faculty, enhancing campus facilities and receiving alumni support, as detailed in the newly released 2015 UT Dallas Annual Report

“We remain focused on our ambition to become, conclusively, one of the nation’s best, most impactful, public research universities,” said Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, president ad interim of UT Dallas. “We are at a momentous point in our history. We have a lot to celebrate and much to look forward to.” 

Among the highlights in the report: 

  • The number of students on campus increased to 24,554 in fall 2015, up more than 6 percent from 2014. Student enrollment has risen 70 percent since 2005. 
  • The largest freshman class in UT Dallas history arrived on campus in the fall. The class of 2,731 students included 102 National Merit Scholars, bringing the University’s total to 332. 
  • The number of tenured and tenure-track faculty increased more than 4 percent between 2014 and 2015, from 529 to 550. 
  • The University completed Realize the Vision: The Campaign for Tier One & Beyond, which raised $273.3 million. UT Dallas alumni accounted for 40 percent of the 26,066 individual gifts made. 
  • A planned facility — the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center — will allow alumni to connect with one another and the campus. Expected to be completed in 2017, the 30,000-square-foot structure is named for Nancy Gundy Davidson BS’80 and Charles “Chuck” Davidson MS’80, whose $15 million gift made establishing the center possible. 

An interactive version of the annual report is available online, which includes statistical graphics and a selection of the University’s notable stories of the year. A PDF version is also available to download, and a printed copy can be requested from the Office of Advancement.

Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].