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Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women.
Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Its campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston are joined by an e-learning campus offering innovative online degree programs in business, education and general studies. Nine consecutive years of growth have produced a record enrollment of 14,718. TWU serves the citizens of Texas in many important ways, including: graduating more new nurses and health care professionals than any other university in Texas; easing the teacher shortage by placing highly qualified professionals in the classroom; offering a liberal arts-based curriculum that prepares students for success in a global society; conducting research that impacts the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, osteoporosis, stroke and diabetes.
The main campus of TWU is located northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth in Denton, Texas. Our proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Area provides our students and faculty with abundant cultural, social and educational opportunities. Denton, a community of about 120,000 people, is home to TWU.
The main campus of TWU is located northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth in Denton, Texas. Our proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth Area provide our students and faculty with abundant cultural, social and educational opportunities. Denton, a community of about 120,000 people, is home to TWU. Find out more about Denton at DiscoverDenton.com. In addition to the main campus located in Denton, TWU has two Institute of Health Sciences campuses: T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center. The Institutes provide excellent educational experiences in Health Care Administration, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
|Total Undergraduate Students||9,443|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||61||1%|
|African American / Black||1,951||21%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||13||<1%|
|Two or More Races||235||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||76||1%|
|Where do TWU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||1%|
|How old are TWU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||39%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||14 - 21|
|Math||13 - 23||420 - 530|
|English||11 - 21|
|Critical Reading||400 - 510|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||46%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||80%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||92%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.27|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||98%|
The cost to attend Texas Woman's University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||71%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||89%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||418|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||75%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||17%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||Data Not Available|
76% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
20% of all undergraduates live on campus
Our primary mission in the Department of Public Safety is to develop and maintain a safe and secure environment for the university community. We strive to meet this goal with professionally trained staff and through cooperation of all students, faculty and staff. Our combined efforts have resulted in TWU having one of the lowest rates of reported crime in the nation when compared to universities of similar size. Crime, however, does occur, and this web site provides information about the University DPS, basic DPS services, selected university policies and university crime statistics in the hope that this information will be helpful to you and that it will promote a genuine feeling of "community" within the university.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Texas Woman's University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||32%|
|LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.||12%|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||8%|
|FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at Texas Woman's University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 65%