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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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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
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