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Transfer students represent half of new students at Texas Wesleyan

10.16.2013 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

At Texas Wesleyan, our transfer population is 50 percent of new incoming students. This fall, we had 266 new freshmen and 267 new transfers. Nearly 70 percent of last year’s transfer students returned to Texas Wesleyan this fall.

By the numbers

  • 71 percent of Texas Wesleyan students are Texas residents.
  • The fall 2013 enrollment is 2,614.
  • 54 percent of the overall student population is female and 46 percent is male.
  • For the transfer population last year, we had 63 percent female and 37 percent male.
  • Undergraduate students account for 75 percent of Texas Wesleyan’s student population.
  • 15 percent of transfer students live in campus housing

Where do most transfers come from?

  • TCC South: 38 students
  • TCC Northwest: 37 students
  • TCC Southeast: 17 students
  • TCC Northeast: 16 students
  • TCC Trinity River Campus: 4 students
  • TCC May Owen Center: 3 students

Did you know?

  • Nearly 700 students received a degree between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
  • International students at Texas Wesleyan represent 38 countries.
  • For transfer students, Tarrant County College South Campus is the biggest source.
  • The School of Natural & Social Sciences has the largest number of undergraduate students with 624.
  • The School of Business Administration is the closest, with 540.

What do transfer students study?

In the four main schools of study, transfer students gravitate toward one school more than twice as often as another. Here’s how the numbers break down for the transfer cohort of 267 students and their majors:

  • 97 in Natural & Social Sciences – criminal justice, political science, paralegal studies and psychology
  • 65 in Business – general business, accounting and management
  • 55 in Arts & Letters – liberal studies
  • 40 in Education – athletic training and exercise science


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