The three state universities in the North Texas area that make up the Federation are within commuting distance of one another and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Each offers baccaluareate through doctoral degrees and has access to the library resources of area colleges and universities through the Alliance for Higher Education.
- Texas A&M University-Commerce: Founded: 1889. Location: Commerce, Texas, sixty miles northeast of Dallas. Approximately 8,700 students are enrolled, with about 3,500 at the graduate level. TAMU-C offers graduate degrees in 50 master's and 6 doctoral program areas. Facilities include the James G. Gee Library; a Performing Arts Center; and a Metroplex Center in Mesquite, the newly renovated Temple Arts Building (including spacious studio areas) and the new state-of-the-art Jerry D. Morris Recreational Facility and a 110,000 square foot Science and Technology Center which includes a 40-foot dome planetarium.
- Texas Woman's University: Founded: 1901. Location: Denton, Texas, north of Dallas and Fort Worth. Enrollment at TWU totals over 13,200 students, of which about 5,500 are graduate students. The Blagg-Huey Library includes approximately 788,000 volumes and is associated with the OCLC world-wide computer network. Although TWU is primarily for women, qualified applicants may enroll in all programs of the General Divisions, Institute of Health Sciences and the Graduate School. TWU offers 62 master's and 23 doctoral degrees at its Denton, Dallas, and Houston centers and through distance learning.
- University of North Texas: Founded: 1890. Location: Denton, Texas, north of Dallas and Fort Worth. Of the 31,000 students enrolled at UNT, more than 6,800--22 percent--are studying at the graduate level. UNT's libraries house more than two million volumes. The fourth largest university in the state, UNT offers graduate degrees in approximately 114 master's and 49 doctoral program areas. External funding for research projects at UNT exceeds more than $25 million annually.
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