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TWU sees fifth consecutive year of enrollment growth


DENTON – Texas Woman’s University’s fall 2006 enrollment has reached an all-time record of 11,842 students. This 4.4 percent increase continues five consecutive years of enrollment growth at TWU.

Most important, TWU’s total semester credit hours grew 5.6 percent to 116,031 hours, up from 109,929 last fall — also a record. Student credit hours, not headcount, determine the university’s state funding. All numbers are based on 12th class day preliminary enrollment data.

The previous enrollment record of 11,344 was set in fall 2005.

From 2001 to 2005, TWU has seen enrollment increase 43.6 percent, the second-highest enrollment growth percentage among universities in Texas.

“Our continued enrollment growth is due to the diligent efforts of faculty and staff as they implement the university’s strategic enrollment plan,” said TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart. “Five consecutive years of increasing enrollment is no small accomplishment, and I congratulate all for their hard work.”

Expanded programs, admissions outreach efforts, improved processing of applications, enhanced marketing efforts and closer ties with high schools and community colleges are elements of the strategic enrollment plan led by Dr. Stuart.

Enrollment at the Denton campus is 9,570 students, up from 9,157 in fall 2005. Enrollment at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is 1,339, up from 1,266. Enrollment at the Dallas centers is 933 students, up from 921 last year.

“Consistently increasing our enrollment is a positive indicator of the excellence of the academic programs at TWU,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, TWU provost. “It’s exciting to continue to see growth at TWU, particularly with our undergraduate students.”

Undergraduate enrollment grew to 6,669 students, a 6.4 percent increase from 6,266 in fall 2005. Graduate enrollment grew to 5,171 from 5,078 in fall 2005.

Twelfth-day preliminary enrollment data is issued by TWU’s Office of Institutional Research. Official enrollment figures will be available in December after approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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