TWU's Role in LEMIT
Texas Woman’s University is a comprehensive public university, primarily for women, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. A teaching and research institution, the university emphasizes the liberal arts and specialized or professional studies.
Established by the Texas Legislature in 1901 as the Girl’s Industrial College, TWU held its first classes in 1903. In 1905, the name was changed to College of Industrial Arts, in 1934 to Texas State College for Women, and in 1957 to Texas Woman’s University.
TWU's 270-acre main campus is located in Denton, just 35 miles north of Dallas and Fort Worth – the nation’s 8th largest urban center. Clinical centers in Dallas and Houston provide upper-level and graduate studies in the health sciences. This expertise is capitalized upon in the Leadership Command College program through an emphasis upon executive wellness in Module II.
TWU is the largest university primarily for women in the United States, with nearly 10,000 students enrolled. Its unique historical role in Texas higher education has resulted in a strong dedication to the social service professions. LCC program coordination is the responsibility of the Department of History and Government, which also offers criminal justice academic study.