Freshmen lead UNT growth spurt

For the second year in a row, the University of North Texas has posted a record for students enrolled with 37,973 students, a 2 percent increase over last year.

The increase is led by the university’s largest incoming freshman class to date of 4,773 students, a nearly 2.5 percent rise over last year’s record class.

Diversity among the student population also continues to expand. African-American enrollment is 5,314, a 4.2 percent increase over last year. Hispanic enrollment climbed 8.5 percent to 8,414, while American Indian enrollment is 583, a 7.2 percent jump over last year. Asian/Pacific Islander enrollment rose 4.2 percent to 2,616.

“We are excited that we continue to reach and grow our diverse communities, providing access and empowering students to excel in their educational and career goals,” said Vice President for Enrollment Shannon Goodman. “The university’s continued growth underscores our commitment to excellence in education.”