The University of Toledo (UT) is a public research university in Toledo, Ohio. It was founded in 1872 as the Toledo University of Arts and Trades. The university is composed of 13 colleges and offers over 250 degree programs. UT is known for its programs in engineering, business, and health sciences. The university has a diverse student body and is committed to providing access to higher education for all. UT is also home to a number of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Solar Energy, the Lake Erie Center, and the Center for Drug Design and Development.