A&M-Texarkana sees 15 percent increase in freshman enrollment

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Texas A&M University-Texarkana officials have announced a 15 percent increase in freshman enrollment from last year and a total of 2,066 students registered in undergraduate and graduate courses for the fall 2017 semester.

Total undergraduate enrollment for fall 2017 is 1,647. Eighty percent of the undergraduate student body is from Texas; 15 percent is from Arkansas. Approximately one-third of the new freshman class is comprised of students from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The university also experienced a 6 percent increase in undergraduate credit hours and a 4 percent increase overall in student semester credit hours – from 21,022 in fall 2016 to 21,904 this year. A credit hour is the unit by which A&M-Texarkana measures its coursework.

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For the first time since it opened in 2011, Bringle Lake Village residence hall is full with a waiting list.

A&M-Texarkana’s largest feeder high school is Texas High School with 29 students. Its largest feeder community college is Texarkana College with 120 students.

In addition to the undergraduate enrollment increase, graduate enrollment remained steady, with a total of 419 students registered in fall 2017.

Enrollment information is calculated on census day, the 12th day of classes for the semester.

Registration for the second eight-week session of the fall 2017 semester is still open through Oct. 22.

“We are excited about the continued growth of student enrollment at A&M-Texarkana,” said President Emily Cutrer. “Our growth can be attributed to the wonderful work of our faculty and staff and to the citizens of Texarkana who have welcomed our students into the community.”

“Our overall goal is to be a diverse community of learners in support of economic opportunities in the region and the state,” Dr. Cutrer said. “This means we are reaching out to areas such as the I-30 West and U.S. Highway 59 corridors to recruit students who are interested in the academic programs we have to offer. With the addition of a student recreation center later this academic year and a building for academic and student services in 2019, we believe we will have the resources to accommodate additional student growth in support of the needs of the region and state.”

For more information about enrollment at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (903) 334-6601.

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