SAN MARCOS – Texas State University-San Marcos has surpassed its record enrollment for the sixth consecutive fall semester, university officials announced Wednesday.
The university reported a 12th class day fall semester enrollment of 26,827. Last year’s record enrollment was 26,366. Texas State’s enrollment is up 1.7 percent (461 students) from the same period last year.
Undergraduate semester credit hours increased by 2.6 percent, graduate student semester credit hours are up by 4.5 percent and total semester credit hours have increased by 2.3 percent, or 6,997 semester credit hours.
Undergraduate enrollment at Texas State increased 2.6 percent (563 students) this year. Graduate enrollment increased 3.9 percent (128 students). Undergraduate new student enrollment increased by 2.3 percent (128 students).
For the 2004 fall semester, Texas State enrolls 22,605 undergraduate students, 3,396 graduate students in master’s and doctoral degree programs and 826 postbaccalaureate students.
Minority representation in the Texas State student body increased to 26.4 percent, up from 26 percent last year. Enrollment of Hispanic undergraduate students increased 3.4 percent (143 students), which represents 19.2 percent of undergraduates, an increase from 19 percent last fall. Enrollment of Hispanic graduate students increased 8.6 percent (41 students). Hispanic students comprise 15.2 percent of the graduate student enrollment, up from 14.6 percent last fall.
“Texas State is now serving 4,998 Hispanic students, which is another new record for the university,” said Joann Smith, associate vice president of student affairs at Texas State. “Diversity in our campus community helps to strengthen the overall quality of education students receive at Texas State. We are pleased that our minority representation continues to increase each year.”
There are 1,586 students enrolled at the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC). The number of students enrolled only at the RRHEC is 989, up from 839 a year ago. Another 597 students take courses at the RRHEC as well as at other Texas State locations.