March 21, 2018

STILL GROWING: Tarleton enrollment increases for fourth straight year



Tarleton State University

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University set a record for total enrollment for the fourth year in a row with 12,326 students, an increase of 6 percent from last year and up 25 percent from 2011, based on the official 12th class day report.

Tarleton significantly increased its minority enrollments in 2015. The number of Hispanic students is up 23 percent, reaching 1,869, and black student enrollment grows 7 percent to 1,136.
The number of students seeking master’s degrees is up nearly 7 percent to 1,459, and Tarleton’s doctoral program in educational leadership increases 26 percent with 121 students enrolled.



“It’s clear that Tarleton attracts the best and brightest students in increasing numbers,” said Tarleton President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio. “We are a student-focused university dedicated to providing a real-world, high-quality educational experience at an affordable price at our locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online.”

Increases in the number of returning students indicates that Tarleton’s retention rates continue to climb, Dottavio noted. “Our students tell us time and time again that our quality faculty, personal attention and family atmosphere are defining characteristics of a Tarleton education.”

The College of Business Administration remains Tarleton’s largest college with 2,929 students, a 4-percent increase. The College of Science and Technology is very close behind with 2,925, up 7 percent, and the College of Education ranks third among the university’s five colleges with 2,825 students and the largest enrollment increase at 11 percent.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has 1,888 students, an increase of 5 percent, and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts has 1,722 students, up 2 percent.

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