Texas State sets record for freshman enrollment for fall 2022

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Jayme Blaschke | August 23, 2022

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Texas State University has announced a record-setting freshman enrollment of more than 7,590 for the 2022 fall semester, a 14% increase over the previous year.

The largest freshman class in Texas State history is more than 900 students greater than the 6,625-member freshman class of 2021—the previous record holder for class size.

These are preliminary numbers from the first day of class. Enrollment numbers are final on the 12th day of the fall semester.

“We are excited so many freshmen have chosen to become Bobcats," said Texas State University President Kelly Damphousse. "This historic class is a testimony to Texas State’s commitment to student success and to providing a one-of-a-kind campus and educational experience that prepares our graduates for the workplace and the world.”

Texas State remains committed to increasing college access by continuing test-optional admissions and offering assured admissions for the top 25% ranked high school students beginning in 2023.

“The University made a strategic investment in new merit scholarships for first-year students and new transfers in the past two years,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gene Bourgeois. “The goal was to reach more students with financial aid and scholarships. We are pleased to see many new bobcats take advantage of these awards.”

Texas State also set a record with more than 34,000 first-year applications, surpassing the old record of 32,686 set in 2020. 

The number of incoming freshmen ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class increased by 26%, or 643 more than the previous year.

The total number of first-time undergraduate and graduate students (11,322) is also a record and has surpassed 11,000 new students for the second consecutive year.  

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922