Spring Enrollment Shows Growing Demographics at WTAMU


Jan. 30, 2019

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Spring Enrollment Shows Growing Demographics at WTAMU


CANYON, Texas--As we begin a new semester, enrollment numbers show that West Texas A&M University is favorable among the Hispanic and Asian American communities. The University’s 12th-class-day of spring enrollment reveal a total of 9,255 – up from 9,188 in spring 2018.

In a breakdown of enrollment for each college, the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business shows the greatest increase with 2,783 students compared to 2,712 last fall. The biggest difference is in the computer information systems program with a 26 percent growth. Followed by a 12 percent growth for the mathematics program in the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, and a 16 percent increase for students in the health sciences program in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

“I am honored to be a member of a community of educators that are committed to providing greater access to education. Our growth mirrors the changing demographic of our communities and with dedicated faculty, our colleges continue to provide top notch programs attracting students from the Panhandle and beyond,” Jeff Baylor, executive director of WT admissions, said.

As a Hispanic Serving Institution deemed by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Hispanic student population at WT continues to grow in enrollment, and this year was up by 68 students totaling 2,397. Also increasing is the Asian American population on campus gaining 17 students from last year.

There are 6,668 undergraduate students and 2,529 graduate students enrolled at WT this spring. Additionally, there are a total of 5,350 female students and 3,955 male students including both undergraduates and graduates.

Texas residents total 7,251 and out-of-state students total 2,054. The student headcount at the Harrington Academic Hall WTAMU Amarillo Center is 402 for spring 2019, an increase from 257 in fall 2018.