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The academic year starts again and departments on campus will be monitoring student enrollment. As we wait for Fall 2017 enrollment figures to be finalized, it is important to keep perspective of if and how has student enrollment changed overtime at Sul Ross.


SRSU Fall Enrollment
Alpine
Over the last six years, total fall term enrollment has not changed significantly. Overall student enrollment has increased 1% since Fall 2010. The only classification that has experienced sustained positive growth is Master level students which have increased by 12% since Fall 2010. Between 2010 and 2012, SRSU lost 13 programs due to program cuts by THECB and the ending of associate degree programs; during this period SRSU enrollment decreased by 13%.
However, since 2012 enrollment has been increasing at an average of 5% annually. In Fall 2016, the Alpine campus had 16% higher enrollment compared to Fall 2012.


Rio Grande College
Total enrollment at RGC has fallen about 7% since Fall 2010; experiencing decreasing student enrollment in all but one student classification: sophomores. However, similar to the Alpine campus, RGC has seen enrollment increases since Fall 2012; growing at a more modest pace of 2% annually. In Fall 2016, RGC had 10% higher enrollment compared to Fall 2012.
If continued efforts on student retention are successful that should have a positive impact increasing the annual rate of enrollment growth. Between 2010 and 2015 the retention rate increased 8 percentage points.



Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Reports, Fall 2010-2016.

Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Reports, Fall 2010-2016.
SRSU Student Demographics The demographic composition of the student body at the Alpine and RGC campuses have not meaningfully changed over the last seven fall terms.


Gender
During Fall 2016, the gender composition at the Alpine campus was 53% female and 47% male; at the RGC campus was 76% female and 24% male.
Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Reports, Fall 2010-2016.

Race And Ethnicity
During the Fall 2016, White, Hispanic and Black students accounted for 96% of the student body at the Alpine campus; Hispanics are the largest group at 49%, White students are the second largest at 38% and Black students accounted for 9%.

At the RGC campus, the same three groups of students accounted for 98% of the student population; Hispanics were the largest group at 89%; White students accounted for 8% and Black students accounted for less than 1% of the student body.
Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Student Reports, Fall 2010-2016. Stay tuned for upcoming updates on Fall 2017 enrollment figures!  

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