About TWU

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) is the nation’s largest university system focused on women.

Texas Woman’s offers degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, nursing, health sciences, business and education. Campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs. TWU serves the citizens of Texas in many ways, including:

  • Graduating more new health care professionals than any other university in Texas
  • Easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom
  • Offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society
  • Conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes

TWU's student population has nearly doubled in 20 years, with:

Total students

Women's College Coalition

Texas Woman's is a proud member of the Women's College Coalition, whose mission is to transform the world through the education and success of women and girls.


  • #1

    public university in the nation as a "Best Colleges for Students with Children" (bestcolleges.com)

  • #1

    online master's family nurse practitioner program in Texas (U.S. News & World Report)

  • #2

    in Texas, 45th in the nation out of 1,275 universities for adding value to students' earning potential (The Economist)

  • #2

    online master's program in nursing education in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)

  • Highest ranking

    for ability to provide quality online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis

  • 3rd

    most affordable institution in Texas (College for All Texas)

  • Carnegie-classified

    doctoral professional university with 63 bachelor's, 63 master's and 24 doctoral degree options

  • 10 consecutive years

    of Military Friendly® designation

  • "Social Mobility"

    ranked highly on list measuring graduation rates of students who receive federal Pell Grants (U.S. News & World Report)

Gallup survey of TWU alumni from 2000-2017 and how TWU prepared them for their career.
In a Gallup survey of TWU alumni from 2000-2017, benchmarked nationally, TWU alumni score a higher percentage than grads nationally and HSI nat'l grads in 3 categories. (1) [University] prepared me well for life outside college; (2) I was challenged academically at [university]; (3) My education from [university] was worth the cost


Circle chart with five sections.
(1) Hispanic, 34%; (2) White, 31%; (3) Black, 20%; (4) Asian/Pacific Islander, 11%; (5) International/other, 4%

1st in nation for student diversity (tied) (U.S. News & World Report)

Grade A in Black student representation (USC Race and Equity Center)

67% of TWU’s undergraduate enrollment represented by minority students; majority-minority institution

Increases in employee ethnic diversity (from 2017-2020):

  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Black, 18.3%
  • Multiracial/ethnic, 8.6%

Women's Leadership

Three students in the Institute for Women's Leadership museum.

Home of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership

  • Awarded $1M in COVID-19 assistance grants to women entrepreneurs 
  • Partnered with iCivics to develop a bilingual Texas counties game to promote civic education and engagement throughout the state
  • Provided $500K in grants to women-owned businesses in Texas to launch innovative projects 
  • Sponsored political and policy training for 634 students from 38 universities
  • Provided business advisement services to more than 485+ women-owned businesses 


Blended Nursing Pathway
Students earn licensure at community college while completing bachelor’s in nursing at TWU to reduce cost and time to degree 

Dallas County Promise
Partnership aimed at building a pipeline between Dallas high schools and North Texas higher education, by offering admission and tuition incentives to eligible students 

Dallas Thrives
Collaboration seeks to double the number of North Texas workers earning a living wage by 2040, offering support in such areas as job placement, coaching, networking and work experience 

Joint Programs
Partnership with University of North Texas to offer electrical engineering/math dual-degree, joint Master of Social Work program 

North Texas Community College Consortium
400 pathways for students with associate’s degrees to earn bachelor’s degrees focused on business or health science 

Pioneer Promise
Guarantees admission and provides scholarships to high-achieving Denton area students 

Texas Impact

Texas Woman's has a state economic impact of $1.84B, with the highest support in health care and social assistance sectors.

  • 85%

    of undergraduates employed or enrolled in a Texas graduate school within one year of graduation

  • 56%

    of all Texas allied health doctoral degrees from 4-year public university (3-year average)

  • 45%

    TWU's graduation rate for foster care youth, compared to 3% statewide average (3-year average)

  • 49%

    of undergraduate students transferred to TWU from another college/university, lowering overall cost of education

  • 81%

    of TWU alumni live in Texas

  • 24%

    of all critically needed doctoral degrees in nursing in Texas (3-year average)

All information on this page uses November 2021 data.

Page last updated 2:45 PM, November 28, 2023