Texas State sets new fall enrollment record

Posted by University News Service

Sept. 22, 2011

Texas State University-San Marcos has announced an enrollment of 34,113 for the 2011 fall semester, an increase of 4.7 percent over the fall 2010 enrollment of 32,572.

The 2011 fall enrollment is a new record for Texas State.

The numbers of new freshmen and transfer students also set records this fall at Texas State. There are 4,471 new freshmen this year, up from 3,930 a year ago. The number of transfer students at Texas State increased from 3,611 in 2010 to 3,833 in 2011.

Texas State’s student body continues to become more diverse. Twenty-seven percent of Texas State’s student body is now Hispanic, up from 25 percent a year ago. African American students now comprise 7 percent of enrollment, up from 6 percent a year ago. White students make up 62 percent of enrollment as compared to 65 percent a year ago.

“We believe our 2011 enrollment figures indicate that Texas Sate is an increasingly popular choice for the students of Texas. We are also proud that our enrollment continues to better reflect the culturally diverse population of the State of Texas,” said Gene Bourgeois, Texas State provost and vice president of academic affairs.