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Campus Profile

Fall 2015

Total Staff and Administrators – 1,487

Faculty

82.2 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 – 740

Faculty Demographic Profile

Male – 60.7%
Female – 39.3%
Minority – 19.3%

Total Fall 2015 Enrollment – 11,643

Undergraduate students – 6,411
Graduate students – 5,232
Total new first-year undergraduate students – 1,374

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 – 3,030

Hispanic – 1,251
Asian – 715
Black/African American – 701
American Indian/Alaska Native – 38
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – 16
Two or more races – 309
Minority percentage of total enrollment – 26%
Minority percentage of undergraduates – 26.8%

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, Illinois, and Connecticut.

International – A record fall 2015 international enrollment of 1,652 students (14 percent of the student population) represents 92 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; 38 percent are from other Protestant denominations, and 14 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 2014-15 – 3,596

Bachelor’s – 1,785
Master’s – 1,485
Doctoral-Professional (J.D.) – 240
Doctoral-Research/Scholarship – 86

Degrees Awarded by School in 2014-15

Cox School of Business – 945
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences – 828
Lyle School of Engineering – 619
Meadows School of the Arts – 418
Dedman School of Law – 328
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development – 336
Perkins School of Theology – 80
The Guildhall  –42