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About TWU

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Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest woman-focused institution. In 2021, total student enrollment from its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston exceeded 16,300.

Texas Woman’s is recognized for its contributions and leadership in the health sciences, education, business, arts and sciences. The university offers student support, small class sizes and campus esthetics more typically found at a private university. The university’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership focuses on increasing opportunities for women in business, politics and public policy and student leadership.

Male students have been admitted to the university’s graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994. Texas Woman’s prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded education predicated on experiential learning, service, health and well-being, and integrity.

Respect for diversity in all dimensions (U.S. News & World Report ranked the university tied for fourth in the nation for diversity in 2021) and a safe campus environment (Texas Woman’s is among the safest campuses in the nation) are among the hallmarks of a TWU education. The university consistently is recognized as Military Friendly.  

Committed to transformational learning, discovery and service in an inclusive environment that embraces diversity, Texas Woman’s inspires excellence and a pioneering spirit.

Brief History of TWU

An act of the 27th Legislature in 1901 founded the Girls Industrial College as a public institution that would become Texas Woman's University in 1957.

Learn more about our history.

Chancellor & President Carine M. Feyten

Carine M. Feyten became the eleventh president and second chancellor of Texas Woman’s University in July 2014. Dr. Feyten oversees a university with an annual operating budget that exceeds $256 million and has an annual economic impact on the state that exceeds $1.8 billion.

Learn more about the Chancellor.

TWU Distinctions

In its more than 115 years, the University has achieved national acclaim in a number of academic programs, from nursing and nutrition to physical therapy, occupational therapy, and library and information studies.

Learn more about our distinctions.

Institutional Research Reports & Data

TWU's Institutional Research & Data Management organization publishes several reports in compliance with state and federal requirements, including The Fact Sheet, which highlights summary data as of the fall semester of each year including budget items, student costs, financial aid, facilities, enrollment, degrees conferred, FTE, retention/graduation, faculty/staff, alumni and library holdings.

Learn more about institutional research reports & data.

Strategic Plan 2022 – Learning to Thrive

The university's student-centered, highly inclusive guiding document outlines Texas Woman's commitment to continuous improvement and defines our core values, principles, areas of distinction and strategic imperatives.

Learn more about the Strategic Plan.

TWU Tidbits

Want to read more trivia about TWU? We provide you a list of other notable tidbits about our university.

Learn more TWU trivia.

TWU Traditions

With 100-plus years of history, Texas Woman’s University is steeped in traditions, old and new. In 1928, John Philip Sousa composed a march just for our university, and, in 2017, we launched our new logo and mascot.

Learn more about our traditions.

Page last updated 2:35 PM, November 11, 2021