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TWU’s fall 2010 enrollment a record 14,179 students


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University’s fall enrollment of 14,179 students has set records for first-time freshmen – up 31 percent to 1,100 students – and Hispanic students, up almost 9 percent to 2,226 students.

These increases have helped the university exceed both its 2010 strategic plan goal of 14,000 students and the state’s 2010 Closing the Gaps goal for TWU of 13,605 students. TWU also is nearing its 2015 Closing the Gaps goal of 14,873 students. The Texas Closing the Gaps campaign is an initiative aimed at significantly increasing the number of students enrolling in universities and community colleges in the state by 2015.

“Not only are we beating our own goals and the state’s, we are retaining and graduating more students, providing Texas with the educated workforce it needs for continued growth and success,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life. “We are seeing that more and more students and families are choosing TWU for their college experience, because they believe in the value of a TWU education.”

Enhanced recruitment efforts, increased marketing, additional scholarship dollars, community outreach and an influx of new high school graduates and community college transfer students are among the reasons behind TWU’s record-breaking enrollment, Dr. Nicholas said.

Gary Ray, TWU’s new associate vice president for enrollment services, praised the efforts of the TWU admissions team for helping the university increase enrollment by 6.3 percent over last fall.

“They should be very proud of their work, because they have done an excellent job,” Mr. Ray said.

Overall, enrollment is up in both undergraduate and graduate students, and at TWU’s campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston.

More importantly, TWU’s total semester credit hours are up 7.6 percent from last fall to 139,136 hours – also a record. Student credit hours, not headcount, determine a university’s state funding.

All numbers are based on preliminary 12th class day data. For more information or detailed enrollment figures, visit

Enrollment breakdown by campus:

Denton - 11,645 students, up 7.1 percent

Dallas - 1,242 students, up 2.7 percent

Houston – 1,292 students, up 3.2 percent

Enrollment breakdown by level:

Undergraduate – 8,496 students, up 8.4 percent

Graduate – 5,680 students, up 3.3. percent

(note there are 3 students who are unclassified)

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page updated 11/12/2015 5:12 PM