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College Profile: University of North Texas Health Science Center

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The University of North Texas Health Science Center, is a graduate academic health science center dedicated to education, research, patient care and service. It is composed of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health and the School of Health Professions. UNT Health is the TCOM faculty practice program providing direct patient care. A 33-acre, $125 million campus located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the Health Science Center has a $135 million annual budget and adds approximately $500 million into Fort Worth’s economy annually. It has a combined faculty of 328, a staff of 1,150 and 540 part-time and adjunct faculty from other institutions and the community. The Health Science Center began when TCOM accepted its first students in 1970. The first class of doctors of osteopathic medicine graduated in 1974. Roughly 65 percent of the more than 2,900 physicians it has trained practice primary care, such as family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics. Other graduates have chosen specialties from aerospace medicine to heart transplant surgery. In 1997, the first students matriculated into TCOM’s Physician Assistant Studies Program. The school has graduated 138 physician assistants through the class of 2006. In 2007, the UNT Board of Regents voted to designate the program, making it its own department – the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. With the establishment of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1993, the name of the institution was changed to the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Since 1993, the organization has broadened its reach in education, research, patient care and service. The School of Public Health was established in 1997. In 1999, UNT Health Science Center became a part of the University of North Texas System, and the School of Health Professions was added in 2004. The Health Science Center is home to the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, where virtually the entire wealth of the world’s current medical knowledge is accessible to the public seven days a week through sophisticated information search networks and computer databases. In keeping with its location in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, the campus also boasts several public art gallery areas. Faculty members of TCOM constitute UNT Health, one of Tarrant County’s largest multi-specialty medical group practices. In 2005, the group doubled in size to 160-plus doctors with the addition of the North Texas Medical Group physicians to its faculty. This expansion brought roughly more than a half million patient visits to UNT physicians for everything from lab work and pre-natal visits to geriatric care. In keeping with its commitment to research, the Health Science Center has created several institutes and centers for discovery — the Institute for Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Research; the Institute for Cancer Research; the Cardiovascular Research Institute; the North Texas Eye Research Institute; the Physical Medicine Institute; Osteopathic Research Center; Institute for Public Health Research; Texas Institute for Hispanic Health; The Center for Women's Health; Center for Human Identification; and Texas Center for Minority Health, Education, Research and Outreach. The UNT Center for Human Identification’s DNA database is housed at the Health Science Center, and it is the only academic DNA lab in the United States dedicated to identifying the remains of missing persons. The DNA database receives federal funding to analyze DNA samples from both unidentified remains as well as reference samples submitted by family members of missing persons to law enforcement agencies nationwide. The Health Science Center also serves as home to several National Institutes of Health-funded programs, including the Texas Center for Health Disparities Research. The Health Science Center had a 60.17 percent growth in research funding over a four-year period — the highest of all the health science centers in Texas. For 2006, the Health Science Center came in at 194.75 percent in its federal-to-state-funding ratio. Through the Office of Clinical Trials, faculty physicians participate in some 20 clinical research projects, seeking improved treatments for such disorders as high blood pressure, migraine, ulcers, arthritis and diabetes. The Health Science Center also is an active collaborator with TECH Fort Worth, a business incubator designed to create alliances between innovators in the biotechnology field and businesses and investors who can help not only bring the research brought to them to fruition, but also provide valuable economic development opportunities to Fort Worth. The Health Science Center proudly serves the community through a variety of community and school outreach programs. For example, the Health Science Center founded the annual Hispanic Wellnes...
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX
817-735-2000 (general)
817-735-2520 (financial aid)
817-735-2204 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names UNT Health Science Center, UNTHSC, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center at Fort Worth, UNT Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, TCOM
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

University of North Texas Health Science Center Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
1,220 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
No Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
Yes Doctor's degreeYes First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

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