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TAMIU Hits Record Spring '18 Enrollment Posted: 3/01/18

TAMIU Hits Record Spring '18 Enrollment


Graduate at Ceremony

A record number of students are “Going Beyond” this Spring at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  The University is reporting its highest Spring enrollment in its history: 7,019 combined undergraduate and graduate students.  That’s a 2.6 % increase over enrollment last Spring of 6,844. 

Semester credit hours (SCH), generated by courses students are taking, is also up 3.3%  (81,351) over last Spring’s 78,736.  SCH is a critical factor in State higher education funding.  Of this Spring’s total enrollment, 6,198 are undergraduates. Graduates number 801 and doctoral students 20. Spring semester enrollments at higher education institutions are generally lower than Fall enrollments as Fall concludes with December graduation.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the enrollment increase affirms the University’s mission of access and excellence. 

“We always find it gratifying to see that our mission of access to and excellence in higher education is so strongly received by our students, and the communities we serve.  As an institution that is a catalyst for positive change that measurably enhances the lives of all students and their families, this is great news,” Dr. Arenaz said.

Provost Dr. Tom Mitchell concurred, noting that the increase in enrollment also bodes well for University funding.

“Like all State-supported universities, our funding is allocated by the State which assesses both enrollment and SCH. This increase is indeed a positive, and reflects the commitment of both our faculty and our students to shared success,” Dr. Mitchell said.

Among highlights of this Spring’s enrollment: 

The most popular undergraduate majors for the College of Arts and Sciences are Criminal Justice, Psychology, Biology, and Communication.  For the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business: Business Administration, Accounting and Management Information Systems & Data Analytics. College of Education: Kinesiology, Elementary Education, Bilingual Emphasis and Communication Disorders. For the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Nursing is highest enrolled while University College’s Multidisciplinary Studies program is its most popular.

The most popular graduate programs are: College of Arts and Sciences:  Public Administration, Psychology and Biology. Sanchez School of Business:  Business Administration, Accounting and Information Science. College of Education:  School Counseling, Educational Administration, and Curriculum and Instruction. College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Nurse Practitioner.

Women on campus outnumber men, 4,322 to 2,697. Some 54 Texas counties are represented in student body, in addition to 22 U.S. States and 30 foreign countries.

Students under age 18 number 578, while there are three students 65 and over. The average undergraduate age is 21, while graduate students average 30 and doctoral students 35.

Of undergraduates, 3,557 are first-generation students, or the first in their family to seek a baccalaureate degree.

The College of Arts and Sciences has the highest enrollment with 3,831 students, while the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business enrolled 1,217, the College of Education 978, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 619 and University College, 375.

Some 31 TAMIU students are enrolled in Study Abroad courses this semester, visiting 10 countries and travelling in excess of 150,000 miles. 

The Spring Semester at TAMIU ends Friday, May 18. Maymester begins May 21 and Summer Sessions begin June 4.

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