Number of Students Enroll at UTB
university had 8,420 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students enrolled for
the fall semester. The students are from 17 different nations and were awarded
more than $62 million in federal financial aid to more than 5,700 students,
according to information from the Enrollment
Center @ The Tower.
More than 1,400 students attended this summer’s series of orientations.
don’t arrive on this campus by chance,” said Dr. Juliet V.
President of UTB. “They are recruited, receive scholarships, some are attracted
to our athletic teams, our chess teams, enticed and advised.”
students are enrolled for 80,216 semester credit hours. Graduate students are
taking 5,863 semester credit hours and doctoral students are taking 336
semester credit hours.
Pineda, 24, a junior special education major from Brownsville and a graduate of
Lopez High School, is taking 14 semester credit hours and works part-time 20
hours a week in the Department of
answering telephones and working with Patron of the
ticket sales. She aspires to be a licensed speech language pathologist.
very convenient having a job on campus,” said Pineda. “The staff is very
flexible with the hours, like if I can’t make it into work because of classwork
or I have a project to do, they are very understanding. I don’t have to worry
about a commute.”
fall semester marked the first time the university has required students to
meet minimum standardized test scores. Students who were in the top 25 percent
of their graduating classes did not have minimum score requirements.
were not deterred by the new admissions standards; they earned their way in,”
has the largest population with 3,396 students. Dr. Javier Martinez, the
college’s dean, said the most popular majors are criminal justice and
department has its own recruitment initiative that is tied to the larger
recruiting process at UTB,” said Martinez. “One of the things we will be doing
moving forward is pooling our resources with Enrollment Management’s people.
They have a team devoted to work the high schools and making connections with
faculty and administrators here at the university. The College of Liberal Arts
is going to have professors from each department who will be tasked with
reaching out to students in the community to give them information about
programs and be a point of contact on the academic side.”
Mark Kroll, Dean of the School of Business, attributed the
1,218 students enrolled in business programs this semester to the 2012
accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
International. The most popular majors in the School of Business are management
30 percent of U.S. business schools hold AACSB International accreditation. Our
students can be rest assured that they are getting a very high quality,
state-of-the-art business education,” said Kroll.
number of students could rise more in the next academic year with the addition
of a materials management and logistics degree, said Kroll.
Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions saw the popularity of the
bachelor’s degree in biomedical science triple this fall. A factor is the
college beginning the Accelerated Professional Relevant Integrated Medical
Education – Transformation of Medical Education track this fall enabling
students to earn the bachelor’s degree and complete a doctor of medicine degree
in six years. More than 20 students are in the degree track’s first cohort.