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TWU announces fall 2014 enrollment


DENTON —Fall 2014 enrollment at Texas Woman’s University includes the university’s best-qualified and largest first-year student class, more returning first-year students and an increase in transfer students.

TWU’s overall fall 2014 student enrollment is 15,075 students, which is flat compared to fall 2013.

TWU’s new first-year class of 1,183 students is the largest in university history, up 1.6 percent from fall 2013. In addition, this year’s first-year class has the strongest academic credentials in TWU’s history, including:

• An average G.P.A. of 3.33
• 14 percent in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class;
• 39 percent in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating class; and
• 101 Honors Scholars.

In addition, TWU’s first-year student retention rate of 72.4 percent is up for the fourth consecutive year.

Also, enrollment of new transfer students is up 3 percent to 1,381 students.

“The quality and size of our first-year class shows that more high-achieving students are choosing TWU, and our increased first-year student retention rate shows these students remain successful while here,” said Gary Ray, vice president of enrollment services at TWU. “Also, the increase in transfer students, despite improvements in the economy which impacts community college enrollment, indicates that transfer students are picking TWU because of our academic programs’ reputation, cost and overall value.”

Graduate student enrollment is down 3.6 percent to 5,396 students. Mr. Ray attributes this decline to some TWU graduate programs only admitting new students every other year.

Semester credit hours are up slightly to 151,067 hours for fall 2014, compared to 151,033 for fall 2013. Student credit hours, not headcount, are the basis of the university’s state funding.

Enrollment breakdown by campus:

Denton – 12,372 students
Dallas – 1,376 students
Houston – 1,327 students

Enrollment breakdown by level:

Undergraduate – 9,679 students
Graduate – 5,396 students

All numbers are based on preliminary 12th class day data.

Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations

page updated 5/9/2016 4:58 PM