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Campus Profile

Fall 2016

Total Staff and Administrators – 1,429

Faculty

82.3 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 2015 Full-time Faculty – 748

Faculty Demographic Profile

Male – 60.6%
Female – 39.4%
Minority – 19.3%

Total Fall 2016 Enrollment – 11,739

Undergraduate students – 6,521
Graduate students – 5,218
Total new first-year undergraduate students – 1,522

Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender

Female – 50%
Male –50%

Graduate Enrollment by Gender

Male – 54%
Female –46%

Average Age

Undergraduate – 20
Graduate – 30

Diversity

Total Fall 2015 Identified Minority Enrollment – 3,052

Hispanic – 1,231
Asian – 722
Black/African American – 722
American Indian/Alaska Native – 35
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – 7
Two or more races – 335
Minority percentage of total enrollment – 26%
Minority percentage of undergraduates – 26.7%

Socio-economic – Three out of four undergraduate students receive scholarships and/or financial aid, including academic and need-based.

National – More than half of undergraduates come from outside Texas. With students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the leading home states (after Texas) for first-year students are, in descending order, California, Florida, Connecticut, and Georgia.

International – A record fall 2016 international enrollment of 1,719 students (14.6 percent of the student population) represents 96 foreign countries, with China, India and Saudi Arabia the largest groups.

Religious – Among students reporting a religious preference, 25 percent are Catholic, and 16 percent are Methodist; 37 percent are from other Protestant denominations, and 15 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 2015-16 – 3,688

Bachelor’s – 1,723
Master’s – 1,648
Doctoral-Professional (J.D.) – 238
Doctoral-Research/Scholarship – 79

Degrees Awarded by School in 2015-16

Cox School of Business – 992
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences – 834
Lyle School of Engineering – 606
Meadows School of the Arts – 407
Dedman School of Law – 294
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development – 482
Perkins School of Theology – 94
The Guildhall – 30

Research & Graduate Studies (M.S.D.S.) – 13