Posted: 3/12/19

TAMIU Posts Record Spring ’19 Enrollment


Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) has posted a record student enrollment this Spring with 7,436 combined undergraduate and graduate students “Going Beyond.” This marks a 6% increase over last Spring’s  7,017 enrollment. 

Semester credit hours (SCH), generated by courses students are taking, is also up 6.2% (86,387) over last Spring’s 81,330. SCH is an important factor in State higher education funding.Of this Spring’s total TAMIU enrollment, 6,423 are undergraduates, while 1,013 are graduate or doctoral students.

Among higher education institutions, Spring enrollments are generally lower than Fall enrollments as Fall concludes with December graduation.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said that the enrollment increase is a testament to the University’s high standard of excellence in accessibility, affordability and program delivery.

“This is great news and demonstrates how the communities we serve value TAMIU’s program excellence,” Dr. Arenaz said, “Our founding mission provides access to higher education, enhances lives and broadens horizons.  At TAMIU,  every student can ‘Go Beyond’ and get a quality, world-class education at an affordable price. This enrollment confirms that more students and families are realizing this.”

Provost Dr. Tom Mitchell concurred and explained that the enrollment increase also helps to support University funding. 

“As a State agency, a majority of TAMIU’s funding is allocated by the State, which evaluates both enrollment and SCH,” Dr. Mitchell  said, “This increase reflects the shared commitment by both our faculty and students to reach new heights in achievement and should impress our Legislature as it considers funding for higher education.” 

Among highlights of this Spring’s enrollment:

Total enrollment by College or School is 3,828 in the College of Arts and Sciences; 1,335 in the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business; 966 in the College of Education, 792 in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and its Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing and 515 in University College. The College or School showing the largest percent increase in students was the Sanchez School of Business. 

Full-time undergraduate students number 4,851 and part-time undergraduates total 1,572.

Graduate School enrollment increased by 25% over last Spring.

The total undergraduate class breakdown includes 1,417 freshmen, 1,288 sophomores, 1,656 juniors and 2,062 seniors.

The most popular undergraduate majors are: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Biology and Psychology. The most popular graduate programs are: Business Administration, Online Business Administration, School Counselor, Public Administration, Online Curriculum and Instruction.

A total of 27 countries are represented in the combined undergraduate and graduate student population. International students make up 2.3 percent of the student population while  86.3 percent come from Webb County. Texas students constitute 96% of the total student population while 1 percent are from out of state. 

Women on campus outnumber men, 4,557 to 2,879, or 61.3 percent to  38.7 percent. Some 96% of students identify themselves as a member of a minority group. The average undergraduate student age is 21, while the average graduate student age is 31 years. The average doctoral student age is 37 years. The youngest student enrolled at TAMIU is 14 and the oldest 76.

The Spring Semester at TAMIU ends May 4. Maymester begins May 13 and Summer Sessions begin June 3.

For additional enrollment information, visit http://www.tamiu.edu/admissioninfo.shtml, call 956.326.2270, or email enroll@tamiu.edu 

An opportunity for students of all ages to explore TAMIU will be available in April when the University hosts its annual “Discover TAMIU” event. This day-long Open House offers students, their families, and community members the opportunity to experience the University on Saturday, April 6, 2019from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  See the event Program.

More of the University’s story is available at tamiu.edu and through its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.