TWU announces fall 2013 enrollment
Student credit hours, not headcount, are the basis of the university’s state funding.
Full-time enrollment grew 2.2 percent to 8,422 students, with 6,749 undergraduate and 1,673 graduate students attending the university full time.
TWU’s retention rate also is up almost 2 percent with 11,149 students returning to the university.
“More students enrolling at TWU full time and remaining here to complete their degrees shows that our students are having a positive experience at the university,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life at TWU.
TWU’s overall fall 2013 student enrollment is 15,104 students, which is slightly lower than fall 2012. Dr. Nicholas attributes this change to a decline in part-time enrollment of both undergraduate and graduate students largely due to an improving economy and job market.
Dr. Nicholas adds that he expects final headcount numbers to rise to equal or above fall 2012 levels once students in certain programs, such as the Executive MBA, register for Fall 2 and Fall 3 terms.
Enrollment breakdown by campus:
Denton – 12,422 students
Dallas – 1,418 students
Houston – 1,264 students
Enrollment breakdown by level:
Undergraduate – 9,507 students
Graduate – 5,597 students
All numbers are based on preliminary 12th class day data.
Director of News and Information
page updated 12/5/2013 10:29 AM