TWU reports slight rise in fall enrollment
September 17, 2018 - DENTON - Enrollment at Texas Woman’s University increased slightly for fall 2018 over the previous year, with Hispanics accounting for a greater share of the student body, according to preliminary figures reported today by the university.
Overall enrollment rose .3 percent, to 15,526 students.
Although the overall graduate student population remained steady, the number of first-time graduate students increased by 12 percent from fall 2017 to fall 2018. Those gains were paced by new students seeking degrees in the arts and sciences, nursing and business. Graduate students at campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston account for one-third of TWU’s enrollment.
The Hispanic student population grew 3.7 percent, including 3.3 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.4 percent at the graduate level. Hispanics account for more than 26 percent of all students, and minorities collectively make up more than 55 percent of TWU’s student population.
Texas Woman’s is a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution and is tied for 6th place on U.S. News & World Report’s list of most diverse universities in America.
"We are dedicated to ensuring academic success for all of our students, and we are focused on producing graduates who will pursue jobs requiring sophisticated skills so they can contribute to keeping Texas a competitive, vibrant state," said Randall Langston, TWU’s vice president for enrollment management.
The preliminary enrollment tally was taken on the 12th class day, but still must be certified by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Assistant Vice President, University Communications
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