UNT spring enrollment continues upward trend as 35,141 students enroll

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 22:19

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Spring enrollment at the University of North Texas increased over 2015 with 35,141 students enrolled. In addition, students are taking more class hours, indicating a continued focus on academic achievement.

This comes on the heels of UNT’s designation as a Tier One research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which is the highest classification a university can earn.

UNT’s new classification is not the only aspect of the campus that proves its dedication to research. The number of new graduate students increased by a combined 4.4 percent, with a total of 3,973 Masters students enrolled, compared to 3,756 in spring 2015, a 5.8 percent increase.

Seven of UNT's 11 colleges and schools recorded growth compared with spring 2015 including the College of Information, up 20.8 percent, the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, up 8.1 percent and the College of Arts and Sciences, up 5.3 percent.

UNT is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, and the spring enrollment continues to show growth among all of UNT’s populations. UNT’s Hispanic student population grew to 7,138, compared with 6,670 students in spring 2015, an increase of almost 10 percent. A total of 4,828 African American students registered for classes, compared to 4,689 in spring 2015, an increase of 3.3 percent. Asian/Pacific Island students grew to 2,367, compared to 2,267 in spring 2015, a 4.5 percent increase.

Until the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board verifies enrollment numbers and makes them official later in the spring, 12th class day numbers are unofficial.