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Texas A&M University at Galveston
Fall Enrollment
News Release
Sunday, September 12, 2010

TAMUG launches the 2010/2011 academic year with record enrollment

Galveston, Tex. TAMUG – Texas A&M University at Galveston is headed for an all-time high enrollment this fall.

Student enrollments are up seven percent to 1,899 after the 5th class day. This number compares to a total of 1,780 students enrolled last year after five class days.

TAMUG also shattered attendance records at the Texas Maritime Academy and the Sea Aggie Learning Traditions (SALT Camp) program.

“We are ecstatic to demonstrate another year of growth,” said Dr. Donna Callenius Lang, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Educational Outreach.

“Our faculty, staff, and students have been solid through the aftermath of Ike and we are poised for continued growth with the opening of our new $53 million Ocean and Coastal Studies Building. The bottom-line is we are proud to be a vibrant part of the Galveston community,” she said. “

This year’s numbers:

  • Texas resident enrollment is up seven percent from 1,523 to 1629;
  • The number who reported themselves as minority students (Black, Hispanic, American Indian, Asian) is up 13.25 percent from last year to comprise a total of 19.79 percent of TAMUG’s student population;
  • Out-of-state enrollment is up five percent -- with students from 42 states and eight international nations accounting for 14 percent of the student body;
  • The top three states represented are Louisiana (38), Florida (16), and California (14); and
  • 734 students are majoring in science, 458 are enrolled in business and transportation and 354 students are enrolled in engineering programs. Students in liberal arts and general academics total 335.

In the Texas Maritime Academy, the Cadet Battalion includes 291 U.S. Merchant Marine Cadets, 63 U.S. Navy Midshipmen, and 24 Cadets who are enrolled in Drill and Ceremonies. The Fish Class exceeds the 2009 enrollment total by 45 Cadets. 

The 2010 Salt Camp, held Aug. 27-29 at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, was the largest since the program began in 1994. A record 319 new students (60 more than ever before) took part. The program, predominately administered by TAMUG students, is designed to assist new enrollees with the tough transition into college -- and more specifically – it guides them in learning and participating in the Aggie traditions that define what it means to be an Aggie.

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