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TWU Continues Enrollment
DENTON — Texas
Woman’s University has posted its fourth consecutive semester
of double-digit enrollment growth and set a new record for spring
semester student credit hours.
Enrollment this spring
is 9,461 students, up 13.4 percent from 8,345 students in spring
2003. Enrollment on the Denton campus increased from 6,349 students
last spring to 7,301 students this spring. Houston center enrollment
increased from 1,037 students to 1,152 students. Enrollment at the
Dallas centers increased from 959 students to 1,008 students.
Spring 2004 student credit
hours total 92,183. The previous record was 90,948 student credit
hours during the spring 1995 semester. Student credit hours, not
headcount, determine the university’s state funding.
expectations,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, TWU interim provost.
“Our enrollment demonstrates TWU is providing the right mix
of programs to meet the needs of students across Texas.
are making it possible for many students to attend TWU, and for
many other students to take more classes than they might otherwise,”
she added. This spring, 2,709 students are taking one or more classes
online, compared to 1,721 students in spring 2003.
increased this spring by 421 students to 5,044 students. Graduate
student enrollment increased by 694, for a total of 4,416 students.
enrollment is up by nearly 19 percent; that’s a sizeable increase,”
said Dr. Jennifer Martin, dean of the graduate school. “And
the increase is spread across most of the programs at the university.”
Some graduate programs
experienced significant enrollment increases from spring 2003 to
spring 2004. Enrollment in the library sciences program grew by
225 students; the Executive MBA program grew by 77 students.
The Master of Arts in
Teaching (MAT) program has 128 students this semester. TWU launched
the MAT program in fall 2003 with 77 students, nearly double the
program’s goal for that semester. University officials anticipated
an additional 40 students this spring. The actual increase was 51
The MAT program prepares
students who have bachelor’s degrees, but do not have teaching
credentials, for initial teacher certification. Students who successfully
complete the program earn teacher certification and a master’s
degree at the same time.
“The teaching certification
with the added value of a master’s degree is part of the appeal
to students,” Dr. Martin added.
is up 9 percent this spring, with most undergraduate programs across
the university experiencing growth. Undergraduate programs that
experienced more than a 35 percent increase in enrollment included
math, dietetics and institutional administration, criminal justice
and fashion design.
and marketing efforts, an improved website and better communication
with prospective students about TWU has boosted undergraduate enrollment,”
said Teresa Mauk, TWU executive director of enrollment management.
“We’re getting the word out about what TWU has to offer,
and students are listening.”
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