Student Achievement

Texas Woman’s goals for student success

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Commitment to Student Achievement & Success

Texas Woman’s University is committed to the success of all students. At TWU, learning extends beyond the classroom to prepare students not just for jobs, but for careers, leadership, service, health and happiness. Our faculty and staff support each student to achieve their goals enabling them to contribute to the State of Texas and beyond.

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Known for Academic Excellence

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Since its founding more than a century ago, Texas Woman’s has become known for its contributions and leadership in the fields of nursing, education, the healthcare professions, nutrition, the arts and sciences, and business. Our dedication to academic excellence has resulted in:

  • Almost 45 percent of first-year students graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class
  • 3.0 GPA or higher for student-athletes for 36 consecutive years
  • 94 percent first-year pass rate on nursing licensure exam
  • 93 percent final pass rate on state teacher certification exam
  • 99 percent average pass rate on speech-language pathology praxis exam

TWU is also home to Touchstone Honors, a unique honors program for transfer students. Touchstone scholars have established a strong track record of placement in prestigious graduate and professional schools across the country, including TWU’s graduate school, and:

  • Hold a 3.8 average GPA
  • Are 40 percent students of color
  • 100 percent receive scholarships

A place for all to succeed

place ranking (tied) among US universities for diversity
students of color
first-generation students
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TWU offered me scholarships for both undergrad and graduate school which gave me the opportunity to pursue higher education. As a first-generation Latina student, TWU has supported me in every way with opportunities to grow academically, professionally and personally.

— Jassmine Marquez, BS ‘18, MS ‘20; current internship ambassador

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The Minerva Scholarship helped me financially so I did not have to stress over how I was going to pay for school and helped me make connections with other students who also wanted to own their own businesses.

— Joan Denton, MS ‘18; business owner

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When I toured TWU I felt the small-town community I was accustomed. I love having small class sizes and being able to connect with my professors and peers. After being accepted into the Honors Program, I knew TWU was the right choice for me.

— Audra Romans, BS ‘18; honors scholar, NASA design competition participant

A portrait of Adriana Blanco smiling.

I learned so much professional development in terms of public speaking, self-confidence and time-management. Being an active leader on campus taught me how to lead and communicate with my team in a professional environment.

— Adriana Blanco, BS '18; test engineer for U.S. Navy

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From the moment I stepped on campus, it was home. The support and resources I had as a TWU student and in the scholars program gave me a stronger belief in myself and my leadership abilities.

— Monica Mathis, DPT ‘20; honors scholar, former student regent

A private school education at a public school price

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Texas Woman’s is a public university that offers the student support and small class sizes traditionally expected at a private university with:

  • 22:1 bachelor's student-faculty ratio
  • 14:1 master’s student-faculty ratio
  • 5:1 doctoral student-faculty ratio

TWU was also ranked No. 45 in the nation out of 1,275 universities and No. 2 in Texas by The Economist Magazine for maximizing students’ earning potential, surpassing prestigious private colleges such as Carnegie Melon, Notre Dame and Cornell.