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Preliminary enrollment figures announced for spring 1999

The preliminary spring 1999 enrollment total at The University of Texas at Austin is 46,386, according to Marsha K. Moss, assistant vice president and director of the Office of Institutional Studies. This figure represents an increase of 31 students from the spring 1998 total.

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AUSTIN, Texas—The preliminary spring 1999 enrollment total at The University of Texas at Austin is 46,386, according to Marsha K. Moss, assistant vice president and director of the Office of Institutional Studies. This figure represents an increase of 31 students from the spring 1998 total.

Analysis of the spring 1999 figures shows 35,106 undergraduate, 9,911 graduate and 1,369 law students enrolled. The total also consists of 22,970 females and 23,416 males. Texas residents comprise 81.1% (81.3% in spring 1998) of the total enrollment, 11.0% (11.8%) come from other states in the U.S. and 7.8% (7.0%) are foreign students.

The numbers of students in various ethnic groups this spring compared with spring 1998 are: 29,864 White (30,332 in Spring 1998), 1,529 Black (1,660), 5,636 Hispanic (5,829), 5,335 Asian American (5,084) and 227 American Indian (217). There also are 3,641 foreign students (3,233) enrolled. Ethnicity was not known for 154 students.

The colleges with the largest undergraduate enrollments are: liberal arts 10,665 (10,590 in spring 1998), natural sciences 7,670 (7,542), engineering 4,180 (3,920), business administration 4,070 (4,107), and communication 3,626 (3,733).

Final 12th class day figures will be available in early March.