A new $100 million facility at the University of North Texas at Dallas will support diverse, aspiring medical students, opening in spring 2026, according to a Dallas Morning News article which says,
“A $100 million facility being built at the University of North Texas at Dallas will support largely first-generation and minority students who want to work in the medical field.
When it opens for the spring 2026 semester, the 130,000-square-foot, four-story building will include up to 20 classrooms, nine teaching labs and three research labs. University and political leaders broke ground on the facility last week.”
UNT Dallas President Bob Mong sees the new STEM facility as a beacon of hope for Southern Dallas, providing opportunities for future healthcare professionals, according to a Yahoo! News article which reports,
“UNT Dallas President Bob Mong said students interested in the medical field will easily find resources and support when the new STEM facility opens in a few years.
“This building was years in the making. And it’s really a symbol of hope for Southern Dallas and Southern Dallas County because it’s going to produce a lot of health care employees,” Mong said. “Students will come here, as they already are, trained in the sciences and then go on to medical school, dental school, allied health care fields. It’ll only ramp up. This building, four stories of labs on one side, four stories of classrooms on the other, it’s gonna be a magnet for the students we serve.””
UNT Dallas has seen a significant increase in health-related majors and aims to double enrollment with the new STEM facility.