Bush School Enrollment Continues to Grow

October 02, 2015

The Bush School welcomed 167 new students this fall, the largest incoming class in the School’s history, bringing the total enrollment to 331 students.  Of those enrolled, 176 are Texas residents, while 155 are from other states or countries. Forty states are now represented by 286 students, and 45 international students come from 25 countries around the world. Gender diversity has increased with women accounting for 47 percent of the School’s total enrollment and men accounting for 53 percent.  Minority representation, the number of minority students enrolled and the percentage of enrolled students coming from a minority group, has also increased every year for the past three years, now reaching 21 percent of combined enrollment.

Many students are attracted to the Bush School by the low cost of attendance. Texas A&M was recently named 5th in the nation among public universities in the US News & World Report “Best Value Schools” category. In addition, many prospective students are drawn to the growing prestige of the School, ranked 5th among US public universities by Foreign Policy magazine for its international affairs program and 12th among public universities in the nation by US News & World Report for its public management administration program.

Dean Ryan Crocker noted the School’s ability to offer high-quality programs and generous scholarship support to incoming students is among several reasons enrollment continues to rise.

“We’re delighted with the quality as well as the diversity of our incoming class,” said Dean Crocker.  “Thanks to our generous supporters who understand how important it is to have well-educated and dedicated public servants, we are able to recruit many of the best students in the nation and the world. Our graduates, who serve in government and nonprofit institutions, demonstrate every day the value of a Bush School education. Their professionalism and record of achievement enhance our ability to compete effectively with our peer institutions for top students.”

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