TWU Tidbits

  • TWU is one of six regional SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Centers in the country. SENCER is a comprehensive faculty development and science education reform project funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • TWU’s Fitness and Recreation Center is the state’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified recreation center at a public university. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded the fitness center a LEED Silver certification for its environmental design, making the facility one of the nation’s top “green” buildings.
  • For about 30 years TWU has provided holiday gifts to the children of our students who are parents.  TWU's Holiday Gift Program for students who have children is believed to be the only program of its kind in the country. The 2016 TWU Holiday Gift Program broke all records – the university community provided gifts to more than 430 children from 226 families of our enrolled students in Denton, Dallas, Houston and online in Arkansas, Louisiana and Washington State.
  • TWU graduates 24 percent of all Texas nursing doctoral degrees from four-year public universities.
  • TWU graduates 56 percent of all Texas allied health doctoral degrees from four-year public universities.
  • TWU has the largest collection of research material on women in the southern United States.
  • Texas Woman’s University is home to the Texas First Ladies Historic Costume Collection and the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
  • TWU houses the official archives of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs)
  • Music Professor Pamela Youngblood is the 2016-2018 Artist of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s most selective all-discipline honor society.
  • Notable figures including Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sinclair Lewis, Amelia Earhart and Frank Lloyd Wright visited the TWU campus during the tenure of president L.H. Hubbard (1926 to 1950.)
  • In 2017, TWU graduated more speech therapists than any other program in Texas and is one of the largest programs in the U.S.
  • The TWU Gymnastics team won its 10th national championship in 2017.
  • For more than 30 years, TWU student athletes have achieved an overall team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • TWU’s doctoral program in nursing was the first of its kind in the Southwest.
  • TWU’s Ph.D. in dance is the oldest continuing doctoral program in dance in the United States and one of only three Ph.D. programs nationwide.
  • TWU offers the only undergraduate degree program in culinary science and food service management in Texas.
  • TWU researchers were the first to document bone loss in space in a project with NASA. Today, the TWU Institute for Women’s Health has the world’s largest database of osteoporosis imagery/scans.
  • In 1999, TWU became the first university in the state to offer a distance education (online) doctoral program -- the Ph.D. in nursing science.
  • In 2010, TWU became the first university in Texas to offer a Ph.D. in women’s studies. TWU was the first university in Texas to offer a freestanding master of arts degree in women’s studies (1999).
  • TWU became the first public university in Texas to offer a specialist degree in September 2006.
  • TWU’s Fine Arts Building was the first facility in Texas designed and built specifically to house programs in the studio arts.
  • In 1956, TWU opened the first building in the nation dedicated to library science instruction.
  • TWU offered the first bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in Texas.