Did you know in 1895 Arlington was a town of several churches and the median age was only twenty years old? Some citizens were not satisfied with the public schools and formed Arlington College. It was not a college in today's sense but a school for elementary and secondary students through the tenth grade.

Land for the college was acquired one mile south west of the original town site. The first two students graduated from Arlington College in 1897.

Over the years, the college operated under several names. Finally, in the Fall of 1967, the campus became know as the University of Texas in Arlington and has remained so to this day.