Posted: 3/11/14

TAMIU Enrollment Grows:
Headcount, SCH Up

Student enrollment this Spring term at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is growing at a healthy pace, with 6,833 students attending, a 3.15% increase over last Spring’s 6,624 headcount.

More importantly, semester credit hours (SCH), upon which State funding is calculated, are up 4.26% from 66,782 to 69,163.

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, 9.5% 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. This helped increase our graduate student enrollment by about 4%. 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 4000 women and 2833 men.

This term the University’s most popular programs are: Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Nursing, Psychology and Biology.

The average undergraduate age is 22, while the graduate age is 31.

The College with the highest enrollment is the College of Arts and Sciences with 4,133 students, followed by the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business with 1,109.

Spring Commencement exercises are scheduled May 17.

Summer Sessions will begin June 9.

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