DALLAS (AP) - The University of North Texas at Dallas is opening its doors to something it's never had - a freshman class. Officials say they expect to welcome about 100 first-year college students to the south Dallas campus on Thursday.
UNT-Dallas is the city's first public university. School spokesman David Porter says it began as a branch of the
Denton-based university in 2000, offering only junior and senior-level classes with some master's degree courses.
In May 2009, it became one of three university system centers the state approved for expansion into full-fledged, independent universities. The other two, Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen and Texas A&M University at San Antonio, offer only upper level courses at this point.