Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest public university primarily for women with almost 16,000 students at its three locations in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Texas Woman’s is known for its contributions and leadership in the fields of education, nutrition, business, the arts and sciences, and especially in the nursing and health care professions. The university offers the student support, class sizes and campus esthetics more typically found at a private university.
Male students have been admitted to the university’s graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994. TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, health and well-being and integrity.
Respect for diversity in all dimensions (U.S. News & World Report ranks the university in the top 10 in the nation for diversity) 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 is also nationally 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.
Chancellor and 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 in the North Texas region of more than $721 million.
Highlights of 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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