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Spring 2007 Enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin Increases Slightly, According to Preliminary Report

Enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin for the spring 2007 semester totaled 46,993, a 1.2 percent increase from spring 2006, according to a preliminary analysis.

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AUSTIN, Texas—Enrollment at The University of Texas at Austin for the spring 2007 semester totaled 46,993, a 1.2 percent increase from spring 2006, according to a preliminary analysis.

Undergraduate enrollment increased by 580 students (1.7 percent), graduate enrollment increased by 17 students (0.2 percent) and the special professional category, which includes the law school and pharmacy doctoral program, decreased by 50 students (3 percent), said Kristi D. Fisher, associate vice provost and director of the Office of Information Management and Analysis. She said these data are preliminary 12th class day numbers and that another analysis will be prepared when final figures are available.

New undergraduate enrollment is up by 91 students (11.2 percent) from spring 2006 totals. This net increase in new undergraduate students is due to a 63-student (8.5 percent) increase in transfer enrollment and a 28-student increase (38.4 percent) in first-time freshman enrollment.

Undergraduate continuing students increased by 483 (1.5 percent) and re-entering students increased by six students (0.7 percent).

Overall, graduate enrollment (excluding special professional) increased by 17 students (0.2 percent). There was a 73-student decrease (26.0 percent) in new graduate student enrollment and a 15-student (10.7 percent) decrease in re-entering students. There was an increase in continuing graduate students (105 or 1.0 percent).

Preliminary data show undergraduate enrollment increases for American Indian, Asian American, African American, Hispanic and foreign students. The undergraduates include 169 American Indians (up 22 students or 15.0 percent from spring 2006), 1,489 African Americans (up 103 students or 7.4 percent), 6,027 Asian Americans (up 85 students or 1.4 percent), 6,012 Hispanics (up 379 students or 6.7 percent) and 1,292 foreign (up 129 students or 11.1 percent). The number of white undergraduates was 19,832, a decrease of 109 students or 0.5 percent. The ethnicity of 76 undergraduates was listed as unknown.

At the graduate level (including special professional), enrollment increased for all ethnic groups except American Indian and white. The preliminary estimates show there are 354 African Americans (up 11 students or a 3.2 percent increase from spring 2006), 844 Asian Americans (up 25 students or 3.1 percent), 1,073 Hispanics (up 26 students or 2.5 percent) and 2,911 foreign students (up seven students or 0.2 percent). The number of white students was 12,096, (a decrease of 33 students or 0.3 percent). The ethnicity of 269 graduate students was listed as unknown.

University-wide, there were increases in the proportional representation for American Indian, African American, Hispanic and foreign students. The proportional representation of students, based on preliminary figures for the spring 2007 semester is:

  • 56.2 percent white (from 57.2 in spring 2006)
  • 0.5 percent American Indian (from 0.4 percent)
  • 3.9 percent African American (from 3.7 percent)
  • 14.6 percent Asian American (unchanged)
  • 15.1 percent Hispanic (from 14.4 percent)
  • 8.9 percent foreign (from 8.8 percent)
  • 0.7 percent unknown (from 0.9 percent)

Enrollment by residency shows the resident/non-resident mix this spring is 80.8 percent Texas residents, 10.2 percent out-of-state students and 8.9 percent foreign students. Texas residents and foreign student enrollment remained stable, while out-of-state enrollment decreased slightly from spring 2006 (0.2 percent).

For more information contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.