SMU Facts

SMU Facts

Campus Profile

Total Staff and Administrators – 1,576

 

Faculty

83.6 percent of full-time faculty members hold the doctorate or highest degree in their fields. The student-faculty ratio is 11-to-1. 

Total Fall 2013 Full-time Faculty – 727

 

Faculty Demographic Profile

Male – 61.8%
Female – 38.2%
Minority – 19%

Total Fall 2013 Enrollment – 10,929

Undergraduate students – 6,357
Graduate students – 4,572
Total new first-year undergraduate students – 1,431

Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender

Female – 51%
Male – 49%

Graduate Enrollment by Gender

Male – 58%
Female – 42%

Average Age

Undergraduate – 20
Graduate – 31

Diversity

Total Fall 2012 Identified Minority Enrollment – 2,734

Hispanic – 1,081
Asian – 695
Black/African American – 662
American Indian/Alaska Native – 38
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – 16
Two or more races – 242
Minority percentage of total enrollment – 25%
Minority percentage of undergraduates – 27.5%

Socio-economic – Seventy percent of SMU undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance, including merit- and need-based aid.

National – Approximately 50 percent of SMU students come from outside Texas. With students from all 50 states, the leading home states (after Texas) for undergraduate students are, in descending order, California, Florida and Illinois.

International – A record fall 2013 international enrollment of 1,445 students (13 percent of the student population) represents 97 foreign countries, with China, India and Saudi Arabia the largest sources of international students.

Religious – Among students reporting a religious preference, 26 percent are Catholic, and 16 percent are Methodist; 40 percent are from other Protestant denominations, and 18 percent represent other religions (including Judaism, Islam and Hinduism). Diverse Campus Ministries organizations support and nurture students in the development of faith and ethics.

Total Degrees Conferred 2012-13 – 3,462

Bachelor’s – 1,617
Master’s – 1,522
Doctoral-Professional (J.D.) – 260
Doctoral-Research/Scholarship – 63

Degrees Awarded by School in 2012-13

Cox School of Business – 905
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences – 858
Lyle School of Engineering – 521
Meadows School of the Arts – 355
Dedman School of Law – 344
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development – 320
Perkins School of Theology – 88
The Guildhall  – 71