Posted: 3/05/15

TAMIU Spring Enrollment Up



Student enrollment this Spring 2015  term at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is growing at a healthy pace, with 6884 students attending, a 14.6 % increase over last Spring’s 6005 headcount. Last spring was the first time students participated in dynamic scheduling.

More importantly, semester credit hours (SCH), upon which State funding is calculated, are up 11 % from 63,708 to 70,686.

TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said one factor in the enrollment increase has been the University’s move to dynamic scheduling, which offers students flexible class scheduling and the ability to compress and shorten some undergraduate and graduate courses.

“This term, 6 % of students selected dynamic schedule classes. These are courses offered in mini-mesters of five weeks and flex-terms of 7 and 12 weeks with different entry points and times. The availability of these options, individually and combined, provides students with greater flexibility in how they schedule their courses, plan degree program progress and arrange their load. We also expanded our online course inventory, which continues to be an area of growing student interest,” Dr. Keck said.

This term’s student population includes 4,104 women and 2,780 men.

This term the University’s most popular programs are: Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Psychology, Nursing and Biology.  The average undergraduate age is 21, while the graduate age is 30.

The College with the highest enrollment is the College of Arts and Sciences with 4,185 students, followed by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business with 1174.

Enrollment for Summer Sessions will begin June 8. Maymester courses are also available starting May 26.

TAMIU Financial Aid offices are open for extended services on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 326.2225 or email financialaid@tamiu.edu

University offices will be open during Spring Break on Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, and will be closed Wednesday, March 11-13. Offices reopen and classes resume on Monday, March 16.

The University will host “Discover TAMIU,” a free, family-friendly event focused on opening doors and minds to the importance of higher education on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the 300-acre campus. TAMIU faculty, staff and students will present over 100 fun “International U” experiences and events on five different pathways for attendees of all ages.

A dedicated website provides details at http://www.tamiu.edu/discovertamiu/index.shtml

For University information, contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, visit tamiu.edu or email prmis@tamiu.edu

University information is also available on Facebook and Twitter and a free app for smartphone and tablet can be downloaded from tamiu.edu

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu