Dallas South News Wire (University of North Texas at Dallas)
Fall 2011 full-time equivalent student enrollment at the University of North Texas at Dallas rose 7.3 percent over the previous fall semester’s figure, according to figures from the 12th class day or “census day.” FTE student enrollment stood at 1,104, compared to last fall’s 1,029 FTE.
This is the second fall semester that UNT Dallas has measured its enrollment independently of UNT. A total of 2,040 students are enrolled at UNT Dallas this term.
Most importantly for UNT Dallas, the number of credit hours taken by undergraduate students increased significantly (9.7 percent) over the previous fall term, attributable to the increased number of freshmen and undergraduate students enrolled at the new school.
The number of Hispanic students rose again this fall term by 12.2 percent. Thirty-one percent of the students enrolled at UNT Dallas now are Hispanic.
“This figure is significant because it demonstrates that UNT Dallas is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our growing Hispanic population,” UNT Dallas President John Ellis Price said. “The data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the bulk of the growth in the Hispanic population in Dallas and the North Texas region will occur around or near UNT Dallas. This continued growth will allow us to seek federal funding as a Hispanic serving institution.”
Price said UNT Dallas continues to be one of the most diverse universities in the nation. Meeting the needs of this diverse population and developing workforce skills is one of the central foci of UNT Dallas’ mission, he said.