University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
With its 500-acre campus primarily located in the City of Richardson, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) is a rising research powerhouse with nearly 30,000 students, eight schools and more than 140 academic degrees including top-ranked programs in business, engineering, science, audiology, and arts and technology.
UTD is home to the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IEE) to help students succeed in entrepreneurship. The IEE program offers innovative spaces like the Venture Development Center and the Blackstone LaunchPad. The Princeton Review ranked UTD as the 13th ranked undergraduate program in the nation for entrepreneurship studies with 1,500-plus students enrolled in the classes and more than 300 startups have been launched in the last five years by UTD grads. UTD’s graduate program was also ranked 15th in the nation for entrepreneurship studies.
The UTD research portfolio is evolving and continued growth in life sciences creates potential for industry development. Research funding more than doubled in the decade between 2007 and 2016, and there have been important portfolio changes at the University during that time.
A new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) project to construct the Silver Line will add a new station at the University and connect to the Richardson IQ® via light rail transit.
In 2021, The University of Texas at Dallas and the City of Richardson announced a partnership to develop a collaborative innovation space in the Richardson IQ®at 1302 E. Collins Boulevard. The Center will open in 2022 and will be home to Richardson’s Office of Strategic Initiatives, an extension of the UT Dallas Venture Development Center, and five new research centers within the new Center for Emergent Novel Technology at the Innovation Quarter (CENT-IQ). Click here to learn more about The IQ® HQ at 1302 E. Collins.