Texas Woman’s University

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Located in the suburban
setting of Denton, Texas, Texas Woman's
University (TWU) also has a presence in
Houston and Dallas, Texas, as extensions
of its health science program. Although
TWU now accepts male students, the
majority of students in the student body
are female and the school has had the
distinction of being the largest women's
university supported by a state.

As an independent public university (one
of four in Texas), TWU has no affiliations
with the public Texas universities.
Especially recognized for the expansive
doctoral program, TWU provides multiple
degree options for online and onsite
students.

Admissions Information

Several scholarships and grants are
available to students applying to TWU.
With an acceptance rate of nearly 56%, TWU
offers ongoing opportunities to a more
selective largely in-state student body
while also reaching out to include
international, distance, and transfer
students. The highly competitive College
of Nursing attracts a large number of
applicants while maintaining strict
standards for students' GPAs. However, by
providing TWU scholarships for new
transfer and graduate students, TWU
continues to encourage the growth of its
graduate programs.

College Majors

The five colleges of TWU include the
prestigious College of Nursing, the
College of Professional Education, the
College of Health Sciences, the College of
Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate
School.

With nearly 40 different majors for
students pursuing a bachelor's degree, TWU
provides a variety of options in the
following fields of study:

  • Arts, Visual & Performing
  • Biological & Biomedical
    Sciences
  • Business, Management &
    Marketing
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • English Language & Literature
  • Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Health Professions & Clinical
    Sciences
  • History
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation & Fitness
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration &
    Services
  • Security & Protective Services
  • Social Sciences

The fields with the largest major options
include Business, Management &
Marketing, Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences, and Family &
Consumer Sciences. Degrees in these fields
apply to several professional
opportunities currently highly accessible
for women. 

Undergraduate Programs

Over 35 different undergraduate programs
provide varying degrees and courses of
study within the five colleges of TWU.
Online options and TWU Programs at Collin
Higher Education Center (CHEC) expand the
opportunities TWU can offer to its
students.

Graduate Programs

The graduate enrollment of over 5,000
speaks for the emphasis on providing
professional and occupational degrees to a
wide variety of students. Boasting one of
the largest nursing doctoral programs, TWU
offers opportunities for students to earn
a DNP or PhD in Nursing Science, as well
as providing an International Health
Professions Nurse Mentor Program. 

Along with the recognized nursing graduate
studies, TWU also offers the following
graduate degree programs.

  • Women's Studies: MA, PhD
  • Teaching, Learning &
    Curriculum: MA, MEd
  • Teaching: MAT
  • Speech/Language Pathology: MS
  • Special Education: MA, MEd
  • Sociology: MA, PhD
  • Science Teaching: MS
  • School Psychology: PhD
  • Rhetoric: PhD
  • Reading Education: MS, MA, MEd,
    PhD, EdD
  • Physical Therapy: MS, DPT, PhD
  • Occupational Therapy: MA, MOT, PhD
  • Nursing: MS, PhD, DNP
  • Music: MA
  • Molecular Biology: PhD
  • Mathematics Teaching: MS
  • Mathematics: MA, MS
  • Library Science: MA, MLS, PhD
  • Kinesiology: MS, PhD
  • History: MA
  • Health Studies: MS, PhD, EdD
  • Government: MA
  • Food Systems Administration: MS
  • Food Science: MS
  • Family Therapy: MS, PhD
  • Family Studies: MS, PhD
  • Exercise & Sports Nutrition: MS
  • Executive MBA
  • English: MA
  • Educational Leadership
    (Administration): MA, MEd
  • Education of the Deaf: MA
  • Early Child Development &
    Education: MS, MEd, PhD
  • Drama: MA
  • Dance: MA, MFA, PhD
  • Counseling & Development: MS
  • Chemistry: MS
  • Business Administration: MBA
  • Biology: MS
  • Art (Visual Arts): MA, MFA

Online Degrees and Programs

Providing over 15 exclusively online
degrees, which include a PhD in Nursing
Science as well as a RN to BS, MS in
Nursing Education and in Nursing Health
Systems Management, TWU enables many
professionals to earn degrees through
distance learning.

Online Certificate Programs and Hybrid
options are also available for
Post-Professional Graduate Certificates
and the completion of undergraduate and
graduate degrees in a variety of programs.

Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges
(COC) provides full accreditation for TWU
with review and renewal every ten years.
TWU also maintains full accreditation by
the Texas Board of Nursing and Commission
of Collegiate Nursing Education for its
College of Nursing.

Library System

TWU libraries include the online,
developed Blackboard resource for
web-based information and research that
extends beyond the limitations of the TWU
campuses. The Blagg Huey Library on the
main campus of TWU in Denton provides
multiple services in a beautiful setting.
Additional resources are available at the
Dallas Center Library and the Academic
Resource Center on the Houston campus. The
Woman's Collection housed within the TWU
libraries contains a wide variety of
materials, artifacts, and special
collections. As one among only four such
collections in the United States, the
collection begun in 1932 provides rich
resources for the study of all types of
women who influenced and shape America.

Athletics

TWU's NCAA Division II Pioneers compete in
basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball,
and gymnastics. Participants in the Lone
Star Conference and in Division I Midwest
Independent Conference for gymnastics, the
Pioneers have especially distinguished
themselves in the USA Gymnastics
Collegiate National Championships
throughout their history as a university.

Student Housing

An unusually high percentage of
undergraduate students who attend TWU are
in-state residents. While many live at
home or provide for their own housing off
campus, TWU is a residential campus with
several residential halls, upper-class
housing units, and select apartment
buildings for TWU students. Family housing
for married students and students with
children within the Lowry Woods Community
is also available on a limited basis.

General Information

Admission
Office

Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204-5589
(940) 898-3188
(866) 809-6130
Fax: (940) 898-3081
[email protected]
Contact: Erma Nieto
Director of Admissions
Main
Address

PO Box 425619
Denton, TX 76204-5587
(940) 898-2000
www.twu.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 7,420
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 802
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,389
Graduate enrollment: 5,045

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees
offered:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application
Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes
Regular application fee: $30
Online application fee: $30
Enrollment
Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%
Percent of students who return for
sophomore year: 71%
Admissions
Considerations

Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall
2011

Number of Applicants: 3,364
Percent Admitted: 88%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled:
35%

Test
Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 390 (25th Percentile)
  • 500 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 420 (25th Percentile)
  • 525 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 400 (25th Percentile)
  • 500 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 16 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 15 (25th Percentile)
  • 22 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 17 (25th Percentile)
  • 23 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate
Attendance Status

Undergraduate
Student Gender

Undergraduate
Student Age

Undergraduate
Student Residence

Graduate
Attendance Status

Undergraduate
Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention
Rates for First-Time Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Overall
Graduation and Transfer-Out
Rates for Students

Graduation Rates
for Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by Gender for
Students Pursuing Bachelor's
Degrees

6-Year
Graduation Rate by
Race/Ethnicity for Students
Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses
for Academic Year
2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $5,832 $6,540 $5,046 $5,428 +7.57%
Books and
Supplies
$948 $960 $990 $1,020 +3.03%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $5,846 $5,967 $5,967 $6,550 +9.77%
Other $2,592 $2,692 $2,744 $2,798 +1.97%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$15,218 $16,159 $14,747 $15,796 +7.11%
In-state Off
Campus
$6,780 $7,500 $6,036 $6,448 +6.83%
In-state with
Family
$6,780 $7,500 $6,036 $6,448 +6.83%
Average Graduate School
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$3,834
In-state Student Fees $1,246
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$9,414
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,246

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
670 86%
Grant or
scholarship aid
589 76% $4,054,320 $6,883
– Federal grants 325 42% $1,397,476 $4,300
– Pell grants 323 42% $1,236,062 $3,827
– Other federal
grants
214 28% $161,414 $754
Local and state
government scholarships or
grantss
367 47% $1,591,293 $4,336
Institutional
scholarships or grants
319 41% $1,065,551 $3,340
Student loan
financial aid
461 59% $2,479,528 $5,379
– Federal student
loans
458 59% $2,287,560 $4,995
– Other student
loans
31 4% $191,968 $6,193

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1691 1411 207 35
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender,
and Group Studies
5 2
Women's Studies 5 2
Biological and Biomedical
Sciences
59 5 4
Biochemistry 6
Biology/biological Sciences,
General
50 5
Molecular Biology 4
Zoology/animal Biology 3
Business, Management,
Marketing, and Related Support
Services
103 442 5
Accounting 14 5
Business Administration and
Management, General
48 442
Fashion Merchandising 22
Finance, General 6
Human Resources
Management/personnel
Administration, General
1
Marketing/marketing Management,
General
12
Communication, Journalism, and
Related Programs
Journalism
Computer and Information
Sciences and Support Services
9
Computer and Information
Sciences, General
9
Education 222 8
Counselor Education/school
Counseling and Guidance Services
37
Early Childhood Education and
Teaching
Education, General 98
Education/teaching Of
Individuals With Hearing
Impairments Including Deafness
24
Educational Leadership and
Administration, General
28
Elementary Education and
Teaching
3
Health Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education 17 3
Special Education and Teaching,
General
15 5
English Language and
Literature/letters
22 7 5
English Language and
Literature, General
22 7
Rhetoric and Composition 5
Health Services/allied
Health/health Sciences, General
574 341 148 27
Athletic Training/trainer 2
Audiology/audiologist and
Speech-language
Pathology/pathologist
37
Clinical Laboratory
Science/medical
Technology/technologist
3
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Community Health
Services/liaison/counseling
17
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 21
Dietetics/dietitian 49
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 74 7
Health/health Care
Administration/management
45 3
Marriage and Family
Therapy/counseling
6 10
Music Therapy/therapist 5 1
Nursing Administration 8
Nursing Education 35 1
Nursing Science 24
Occupational Therapy/therapist 120 12
Physical Therapy/therapist 3 114 4
Registered Nursing/registered
Nurse
459
Speech-language
Pathology/pathologist
30
History 12 5
History, General 12 5
Homeland Security, Law
Enforcement, Firefighting and
Related Protective Services
21
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 21
Human Services, General 32
Public Administration 2
Social Work 30
Legal Studies, General 8
Legal Assistant/paralegal 8
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
General Studies and Humanities
235
General Studies 235
Library Science 213 2
Library and Information Science 213 2
Mathematics and Statistics 21 7
Mathematics, General 21 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary
Studies, General
235 42 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
231
Nutrition Sciences 4 42 4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
69 29 7
Health and Physical
Education/fitness, General
69 29 7
Physical Sciences 9 4
Chemistry, General 9 4
Psychology 98 8 14
Counseling Psychology 4
Psychology, General 98
School Psychology 8 10
Social Sciences 22 8 3 1
Political Science and
Government, General
4 4
Sociology 18 4 3 1
Visual and Performing Arts 75 34 1
Art/art Studies, General 28 13
Dance, General 9 9 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre
Arts, General
6 3
Fashion/apparel Design 20
Music, General 12 9
Work and Family Studies 87 39 11
Child Development 46 7 6
Family and Consumer
Sciences/human Sciences, General
9
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
Studies, General
12 4
Foodservice Systems
Administration/management
8
Human Development and Family
Studies, General
20 20 5
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts,
Visual & Performing

Art –
General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater

Arts B
Fashion
Design B
Music –
General B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biochemistry

B
Biology
B
Zoology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting

B
Administrative/Secretarial

Services B
Business
Administration/Management B
Fashion
Merchandising B
Finance/Banking

B
Marketing

Management B

Computer & Information
Sciences

Computer/Information

Sciences – General B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child
Development B
Family/Consumer

Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition

Studies B
Human
Development/Family Studies B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Clinical
Laboratory Science B
Dental
Hygiene B
Health
Services – General B
Medical
Dietetics B
Music
Therapy B
Nursing
(RN) B

History
History
– General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal

Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General
Studies B

Mathematics
Mathematics

– General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary

studies B
Nutrition

Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical

Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry

B

Psychology
Psychology

– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political

Science/Government B
Sociology

B

Degree
levels for each major are
designated by the following
letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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the accuracy of information on
this page. All information is
subject to change. You should
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