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Texas State University has announced an enrollment of 34,229 for the 2012 fall semester, an increase of 142 students over the fall 2011 enrollment of 34,113.

The 2012 fall enrollment is a new record for Texas State. This marks the 15th consecutive year Texas State has set a new record for total enrollment. The campus population includes students from 230 Texas counties, 47 states and Puerto Rico as well as 66 nations.

“Texas State continues to attract many outstanding students from across our state and nation,” said Texas State President Denise Trauth.  “As an Emerging Research University, the combination of our academic programs, research efforts, stellar faculty, attractive campus setting and location, makes Texas State a popular destination for talented undergraduate and graduate students.”

Undergraduate enrollment also reached a new record of 29,461, an increase of 502 students. Graduate student enrollment totaled 4,088 while post baccalaureate enrollment reached 680. A record 69 new doctoral student enrolled, representing a 32.7 percent increase from 2011.

“We are pleased to see an increase in the quality of this year’s freshman class in terms of test scores, class rank and diversity” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Eugene Bourgeois.

The numbers of new freshmen and transfer students this fall at Texas State are the second highest ever. There are 4,251 new freshmen this year and 3,757 transfer students.

Enrollment at the Round Rock Higher Education Center totaled 1,790.

Texas State’s student body continues to diversify, with minorities making up 40 percent of the student body. Twenty-eight percent of Texas State’s student body is now Hispanic, up from 27 percent a year ago. African American students comprise 7 percent of enrollment.

“These are certainly exciting times at Texas State,” said Bourgeois.  “As the university continues to expand its academic and research programs, and attracts greater numbers of talented students, we will be positioned to make an even greater contribution to our state’s educational and economic future.”


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