It's Heating Up for Fall at TAMIU

It’s Heating Up
for Fall at TAMIU

The summer heat shows no signs of diminishing, but things are also heating up for Fall 2009 classes at Texas A&M International University.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 24.

This past Spring more students made a bright choice to invest in themselves and their futures at TAMIU, helping the University to post an impressive 10.5% enrollment increase to 5,558, up from last Spring’s 5017 students.

Full-time students comprised 53% (2,965) of the Spring combined undergraduate/graduate enrollment, while 47% (2,593) were part-time.

The College of Arts and Sciences had the highest enrollment with 2,594 students (47%). The A. R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business followed with 1,185 students (21.32%), College of Education with 1,429 (26%) and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, home to the Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing, 350 (6.30%).

The most popular undergraduate majors were early childhood education, business administration and nursing. The most popular graduate programs were business administration, educational administration, and school counseling.

The average overall student age was 23 (undergraduate) and 31 (graduate). Females outnumbered males 62% (3,426) to 38% (2,132). Average undergraduate class size was 29 and student-faculty ratio was 18 to 1. Twenty-six different countries were represented in the University’s total Spring ’09 enrollment.

The University’s recruiters believe this Fall’s enrollment will be among the highest in the University’s history.

Fall schedules, catalog and additional registration information are available at tamiu.edu

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

Effective Thursday, Aug. 6, University summer hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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