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January 27, 2013

A&M-Commerce sees enrollment increase for third consecutive year

COMMERCE — Texas A&M University-Commerce stuck to its roots as a teachers’ college in the spring 2013 student enrollment.

The College of Education & Human Services saw a total of 35,168 credit hours signed up for this semester, the highest of the four colleges and an increase of 8.86 percent from the spring of 2012.

“I am very pleased, particularly with the large number of students who graduated,” Mary Hendrix, vice president for Student Access and Success, said.

Dr. Dan Jones, president of A&M-Commerce, had made a statement when he first became president that he would like to see 10,000 students enrolled in 2010, and an additional 1,000 students every subsequent year until 2013.

So far the university has accomplished the goal each year.

“We set our goals high and have met them,” Hendrix said. “Our goal for the fall is 13,000.”

The current number of students enrolled at A&M-Commerce is 11,334, which is up by nearly 800 students from spring 2012. Hendrix said the college is on track to hit the goal by fall 2013.

“We are well on our way,” she said. “Our applications are up for the fall.”

The total number of graduate students has reached 4,912, an increase of almost 500 from the spring 2012 semester.

Hendrix said the university focuses on graduate students and offers many programs at the graduate level.

“We always focus on our graduate enrollment,” she said.

A&M-Commerce also saw an increase in 12 percent of both black only and American Indian/Alaskan Native only students, and an almost 12 percent increase in Asian only students at an 11.43 percent rise from the previous spring.

With a retention rate of 91.84 percent, the highest in A&M-Commerce’s history, Hendrix said A&M-Commerce has made good strides on improving the student atmosphere and activities that help keep students coming back.

“I am very pleased with our retention rate,” she said. “It shows that our students are pleased with us.”

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