University of North Texas Alumni Directory, 1984 Page: The University
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Enrollment and Faculty
More than 20,000 students are enrolled at
NTSU, including approximately 6,000
graduate students. NTSU's full-time
faculty numbers around 700, with an
additional 400 part-time faculty. The total
number of full-time faculty and staff is
around 4,000, making the university the
largest employer in the city of Denton.
Originally established as a teacher
education facility in 1890, NTSU has
grown into an accredited institution with
eight colleges and schools: the College of
Arts and Sciences, the College of Business
Administration, the College of Education,
the Graduate School, the School of Home
Economics, the School of Library and
Information Sciences and the School of
Music. Some highlights of the university
-Almost 6,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate and graduate programs in
the College of Business Administration.
-The second largest School of Music in
-The state-of-the-art computer sciences
department that is one of only a handful
in the state authorized to grant a doctoral
degree in computer sciences.
-Libraries that house more than 1.3
million catalogued volumes and receive in
excess of 4,500 periodicals annually.
-The Texas Fashion Collection, a
multimillion-dollar collection of garments
and accessories dating from the 1700s.
-The Center for Applied Quantum
Electronics, a world-class laser laboratory
and one of the largest university laser
research centers in the nation.
-The NTSU-Meadows Teaching
Excellence Program, a cooperative effort
between the university and the Meadows
Foundation to create an elite corps of
The NTSU campus covers more than 400
acres and contains 129 buildings valued at
around $170 million. The School of Music
complex, completed in 1978, includes the
600-seat Concert Hall. The General
Academic Building houses classrooms and
laboratories for several departments. The
recently constructed Physical Education
Building features a 75-foot indoor
swimming pool. The university Union,
reopened in 1976, serves as the center of
campus life. The university's eight
residence halls are home to more than
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University of North Texas. University of North Texas Alumni Directory, 1984, book, 1984; Denton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth838832/m1/6/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.