Cultural Diversity

The University of Texas at Arlington recognizes and supports the need to expand educational opportunities to fulfill a promise of establishing a culturally diverse society united by shared values and ideas. Approximately 25 percent of our 33,000 students are pursuing graduate-level degrees. Our graduate students come from all walks of life, each contributing his or her knowledge and skills to build a better future.

LSAMP Scholars

The University of Texas System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) has sought to increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. LSAMP intends to double the number of degrees awarded to minorities (women, Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans) by 2015. Learn More >>

McNair Scholars

With over half of our student population coming from traditionally under-represented groups, UT Arlington remains committed to recruiting from a broad pool of diverse graduate applicants. Graduate Studies recognizes the Ronald E McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program as a vital source of highly competitive graduate school applicants, students who are exceptionally prepared for the demands of graduate studies. Each year, we attend the Texas National McNair Scholars Research Conference, and we actively recruit McNair Scholars. Learn More >>

The Africa Program

The Africa Program’s mission is to promote business, educational, and technological relations between Africa and the State of Texas. Since education is the key to realizing the human resource potential that is essential for Africa’s overall development, the program emphasizes educational linkages between Africa and Texas. Given expanding business opportunities in Texas and the efforts of many of its businesses to internationalize or expand their overseas operations, the program seeks to play a key role in facilitating ties between Texas businesses and Africa. Learn More >>

Diversity in Organizations

The student body has become increasingly diversified with students now representing 49 US states and territories and more than 139 countries. For more information on diversity at UT Arlington, see: