Enrollment Continues to Rise at the Island University

Published: September 15, 2015

Enrollment Continues to Rise at the Island University

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi marks another year of rising enrollment, with fall enrollment numbers showing a nearly 4 percent increase, including a 17 percent increase in first-time in college students.

“The continued growth of A&M-Corpus Christi shows that our in-demand programs and strong commitment to excellence and student success are making us a first choice-university for students from the region and across the state,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  “I am proud of our faculty and staff for their dedication to our mission and grateful to the community for its support of the university and our students. The partnership between the university and the community is essential to fulfilling the potential of the university and the region.”

This is the second fall semester the Island University will have more than 11,000 students.

Other fall 2015 enrollment highlights (compared to fall 2014 figures):

  • Total enrollment increased by 4 percent to 11,693, which includes:
    • 82 percent undergraduate students
    • 14 percent Master’s students
    • 1.6 percent doctoral students
    • Women continue to outnumber men; 7,065 to 4,628.
    • The biggest enrollment is in the College of Science and Engineering with 27 percent of the total.

The latest enrollment numbers are from the 12th class day, Sept. 11, for A&M-Corpus Christi, used by the state to figure official enrollment. The figures are considered preliminary until approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.