Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University, or TWU, is a university in Denton, Texas. The health science center branches of this university are in Dallas and Houston. TWU was founded in the year 1901. The university confers a variety of degrees and certificates to its students. TWU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Professional Education
  • Graduate School
  • School of Management
  • School of the Arts

TWU's official mascot is the Pioneers. The university's sports teams participate in various sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, and gymnastics. They are nicknamed the Pioneers and compete in the Lone Star Conference (female sports only).

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Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Dr
Denton , TX 76201
General Phone: (940) 898-2000

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Texas Woman's University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts594women's studies, English, speech and rhetoric, general studies, library science, interdisciplinary studies, political science, sociology, history ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine519registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, nursing science, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Business and Management422business management, accounting, finance, marketing, fashion merchandising
Education and Teaching282education, educational administration, special ed, education of hearing impaired, school counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, health teaching, reading teaching ...
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy278nutrition sciences, health and physical education, athletic trainer, occupational therapy, dietitian
Therapy and Counseling249psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, community health services, marriage and family therapy, music therapy, physical therapy
Family and Social Work186family and consumer science, food and nutrition, foodservice management, family studies, child development, public administration, social work
Medical Support and Technology115health service and sciences, speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
Medical Administration56health care administration
Science52biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, zoology, chemistry
Art Studies39art studies
Drama and Performing Arts39dance, drama
Law20legal assistant
Design18fashion design
Security and Law Enforcement15criminal justice and safety
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles

Number of programs and degrees for Texas Woman's University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1,39042
Post-master's certificate3524
Bachelor's degree1,44641
Doctor's degree6720

Texas Woman's University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas Woman's University had a total enrollment of 12,168 students (10,100 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 5%
Women 95%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 45%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 4%
Black 19%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 6%
American Indian 15%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 56%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 11%
20-21 12%
22-24 18%
25-29 19%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Texas Woman's University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %
Part-Time 37 %

Texas Woman's University Room and Board (2007)

Texas Woman's University offers campus housing for 1,550 of its 10,100 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Denton, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Texas Woman's University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420530
SAT Math430530
SAT Writing420520
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Texas Woman's University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,540
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,880
Room and board $ 5,967
Room charge $ 2,940
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,390
Books and supplies $ 960
Other expenses $ 2,692

Financial Aid:
Texas Woman's University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 364600)

Texas Woman's University Faculty

Texas Woman's University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year32$84,13332$84,312
Associate professoracademic year22$70,43065$69,124
Assistant professoracademic year20$60,739100$57,578
Instructoracademic year0*10$50,563
Lectureracademic year2*14$50,032
No academic rankacademic year29$56,456101$53,279
All faculty totalacademic year105$68,364322$60,671

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Texas Woman's University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports06262

Texas Woman's University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Fashion/Apparel Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General


Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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% students 40 years or older
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