(AUSTIN) – Preliminary data released by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) today shows enrollment at the Texas State University System’s (TSUS) eight member institutions outpaced statewide enrollment during the fall 2013 semester.
Headcount enrollment at TSUS institutions jumped from 77,413 in fall 2012 to 79,329 this fall—an increase of 2.5 percent. During the same period, enrollment at public universities statewide increased 1.79 percent. With a student body approaching 80,000, the Texas State University System retains its position as the third-largest of Texas’ six public university systems.
“Over the past decade, our system’s enrollment has grown at a rate that exceeds the state’s growth rate by 31 percent. During the same 10-year period, our institutions increased degree production by 55 percent,” said TSUS Chancellor Brian McCall. “We’re pleased to have productive and student-focused faculty, staff, and administrators throughout the system who are helping the state move closer to meeting its ‘Closing the Gaps’ participation goal by 2015.”
The preliminary enrollment data may be adjusted slightly as the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board receives final certified enrollment numbers from institutions, which may include online and flex-entry enrollments.