The importance of education can never be understated. Here in Arlington, we are committed to educational excellence, offering diverse learning opportunities through its outstanding school districts and esteemed higher education institutions. Serving three large and highly ranked school districts, the children of Arlington are provided incredible educational opportunities. 

Arlington also boasts the University of Texas at Arlington, a premier research university, and Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, providing comprehensive two-year programs. 

The dedication to our city’s future is anchored in our continued stewardship of all students in this community.

Premier Education

Arlington boasts a robust educational landscape with several top-notch school districts. The Arlington Independent School District, among the largest in Texas, serves nearly 60,000 students across 76 campuses. To the south, Mansfield Independent School District educates almost 36,000 students in 49 campuses, including specialized STEM and Career & Technology academies. North of Arlington, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, known for its diversity, serves approximately 23,000 students. These districts highlight Arlington's dedication to exceptional educational opportunities for all students.

  • Nearly 60,000 students enrolled and nearly 8,000 staff members

  • 76 campuses – 6 traditional high schools and 2 early college high schools

  • 10 junior high schools

  • elementary academies

  • 51 schools that offer Pre-K

  • AISD is the 14th-largest school district in Texas

Located south of Arlington, Mansfield Independent School District is the 35-largest school district in Texas.

  • Nearly 36,000 students enrolled and over 4,800 staff members

  • 49 campuses (17 in Arlington)

    • 5 traditional high schools and 1 early college high schools

    • 2 standalone STEM academies and 1 Career & Technology academy

    • 14 intermediate and middle schools

    • 24 elementary schools and 1 early learners academy

  • Located just to the North of Arlington in Bedford, Texas. 

  • Roughly 23,000 students and over 2,500 staff. 

  • Ranked number 1 most diverse school districts in Texas (Niche)

  • 22 Elementary Schools, 5 Junior High Schools, and 4 High Schools

Higher Education

Arlington, stands out as a hub for higher education, offering exceptional opportunities through its prestigious institutions. A nationally renowned tier 1 university, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) serves over  41,000 students annually, making it the second largest in the UT system. UTA is renowned for its innovative research programs, particularly in nanotechnology, and hosts specialized centers in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Aerospace Engineering. Complementing UTA, Tarrant County College (TCC) is the fastest-growing community college in the Southwest, dedicated to affordable, quality education with a focus on technical and workforce readiness. TCC’s Southeast Campus in Arlington collaborates closely with the city, aligning educational programs with business needs to ensure graduates are prepared for high-skill, high-wage careers. Together, UTA and TCC highlight Arlington's commitment to fostering academic excellence and professional success.

Visual stat of UT Arlington. 41,000+ students enrolled. R1 doctoral university and research powerhouse. 180+degree programs. 5th most diverse university in the US. 90+ accredited colleges and universities in DFW-Arlington metro area. Largest institution in the DFW-Arlington Metroplex.

The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is a comprehensive research, teaching, and public service institution that offers 180 degree programs to an annual enrollment of over 41,000 students. UTA is the second largest institution in the University of Texas system and is recognized internationally for its nano-technology research program. 

Visit UTA for more information and explore the opportunities available at their Research Centers & Institutions.

Tarrant County College

The fastest-growing community college campus in the Southwest, Tarrant County College (TCC), is a comprehensive two-year institution dedicated to providing open access to a quality education that is affordable. It is the 6th largest college or university in Texas in terms of enrollment and has nine campuses, including TCC-Southeast, located in Arlington. 

The school’s many academic and technical/workforce programs graduate students ready for high-skill, high-wage careers or to move on to completion of a four-year degree. The City of Arlington is partnered with TCC-SE, working together in a closely aligned marriage of education and business.

TCC has over 46,000 students enrolled and is one of 20 largest higher education institutions in U.S. They have five transferable degrees and over 200 degrees and certificates in occupational/technical programs.