DENTON (UNT), Texas--The University of North Texas spring enrollment figures show increases in the number of continuing students, the number of freshmen and the number of doctoral students, which is again a record high. In addition, the number of courses being taken by the student body continued to increase. Together, these increases indicate a continuing focus on graduation.
“UNT students have steadily been more focused on continuing their educations and taking more classes each semester so they can earn their degrees,” said Elizabeth With, vice president for student affairs. “This past year we graduated 8,500 students, the most in Dallas-Fort Worth. We are very proud of that because one of our most important jobs as a university is to help students succeed and ensure that our state has a well-educated workforce.”
The diversity of the UNT student body, which already is one of the nation’s most diverse, also continues to grow as both Hispanic and African American student numbers increased. Currently 5,821 Hispanic students are enrolled compared with 5,206 in spring 2012, an increase of 11.8 percent. A total of 4,398 African American students registered for classes compared to 4,286 in spring 2012, an increase of 2.6 percent.
This spring a total of 33,715 students are enrolled at UNT, compared to 33,505 in spring 2012. Key numbers for this spring’s enrollment include:
- 3,921 freshmen compared to 3,662 for spring 2012, a 7.1 percent increase.
- 1,775 students are pursuing their doctorates compared to 1,706 in spring 2012, a 4 percent increase. The continued record enrollment of doctoral students is important to the university's continued development as a major university. As UNT continues to grow as a research university, it is expanding its excellence in science, engineering and technology while remaining committed to its mission of educating and graduating students.
- This spring, UNT students have signed up for more than 377,000 semester credit hours.
“The increase in the number of spring students – both new and continuing – combined with the substantial increase in the number of course hours our students are taking shows that UNT is growing as a first choice university and that our students are focused on academic success,” With said.
Until the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board verifies enrollment numbers and makes them official later in the spring, all enrollment statistics are unofficial, 12th class day numbers.