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Texas State sets new fall enrollment record

 

Posted by Mark Hendricks

Texas State University News Service

9/17/07

 

SAN MARCOS -- Texas State University-San Marcos has experienced another record-setting year in terms of enrollment. 

Michael Heintze, Texas State’s associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing, reported that Texas State’s 12th class day enrollment reached 28,132, compared to the previous record of 27,485 set last fall.

Texas State continues to be a favorite destination of students from across the state of Texas,” said Heintze.  “This year, we have students from 223 of the 254 counties in Texas, as well as 46 states and 60 countries.” 

Hispanic enrollment increased from 5,671 to 6,016 and now represents 22 percent of the student body.  The total number of master’s and doctoral students also increased 6 percent from 3,279 to 3,488, and enrollment at the Round Rock campus grew to 1,510, an increase of 11.5 percent.

“This fall’s freshman class of 3,120 is the largest in Texas State’s history, and included some of the top students in the state” Heintze said.  “Fifty-five percent of entering freshmen ranked in the top quarter of their high school class.” 

Diversity among entering freshmen reached a record 33 percent, with 25 percent of the class being Hispanic students.  “We are pleased about this improvement and it demonstrates that we are making steady progress in our efforts to attract an academically talented as well as diverse student body,” Heintze said.

A record-setting 3,016 transfer students also enrolled.  The primary sources of these students were Austin Community College, San Antonio College, Blinn College, and North Harris Montgomery County College.

“We are certainly pleased with this year’s record enrollment and the progress we have made in achieving our strategic enrollment goals” said Perry Moore, provost and vice president for academic affairs.  “I am particularly pleased with the efforts of our deans, department heads and faculty, who provided sufficient classes to meet student needs,” Moore said.

President Denise Trauth said “I am very pleased that so many outstanding students have chosen Texas State as their academic home. In the coming year, we will continue to work with our students, faculty and staff to meet the challenges of a growing enrollment, and ensure that the academic experience of our students is not only preserved, but strengthened.”