TAMIU Enrollment Sees 6.7% Increase

University Posts 6.7% Enrollment,
5% Credit Hour Gains for Spring 2007

More students are getting what they want out of life at Texas A&M International University, according to official Spring 2007 enrollment figures reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board this week.

Final enrollment figures show TAMIU Spring enrollment is 4,672, up 6.7% from last Spring’s 4,380 students. Semester Credit Hours (SCH), upon which State funding is based, totaled 46,171 — up 5% from last Spring’s 43,981.

Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president, said that the increases are especially impressive as they are occurring in the Spring semester and a funding year. Traditionally, enrollment and SCH growth is seen in Fall semesters. TAMIU’s Fall 2006 enrollment grew a whopping 14.4% to 4,917.

“Clearly, higher enrollment and greater SCH means we're delivering our mission of higher education. These increases bode especially well as this Legislature considers higher education funding. As Lt. Gov. Dewhurst noted during his WBCA Mr. South Texas’ address this past weekend, TAMIU is a place of  ‘big dreams and quiet miracles.’ Ours is a state-wide success story, made possible by the Legislature and fueled by the combined blessings of strong community support and partnerships that encourage students to pursue their dreams here,” Dr. Keck said.

He provided additional information on TAMIU Spring Semester 2007 enrollment: Full-time students comprise 52% (2,430) of the Spring combined undergraduate/graduate enrollment while 48%  (2,242) are part-time.

The College of Arts and Sciences has the highest enrollment with 2,036 students (44%). The College of Education follows with 1,060 (28%) and the College of Business Administration with 1,060 (23%). The most popular undergraduate majors are early childhood (education), criminal justice and nursing. 

The most popular graduate programs are educational administration, school counseling and special education. The fastest growing programs are early childhood (undergraduate) and school counseling (graduate).

The average overall student age is 25 (undergraduate) and 32 (graduate). The youngest student is 14 while the oldest is 73.  Females outnumber males 62% (2,915) to 38% (1757).

Minority enrollment is 89% Hispanic, .75% Black and .71% Asian.  Ninety-three percent of students are In-State residents, but 5.2% of the University's combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment is international.

Online registration for the University’s Summer Sessions and Fall 2007 begins April 4, 2007 via UOnline. Summer Session I classes start June 4. Summer Session II classes begin July 9. Fall 2007 classes begin Aug. 27, 2007. For registration information, visit the Office of the University Registrar at tamiu.edu/affairs/registrar

For additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 326.2250, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library room 168 or e-mail registrarenroll@tamiu.edu

Registrar's office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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