UD Announces Record-Breaking Undergraduate Enrollment
Date Published: Oct. 27, 2016
While most of the nation’s colleges and universities deal with ongoing enrollment
challenges, the University of Dallas has announced that for the first time in its
60-year history it has surpassed a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 1,400
students. Record freshman classes in three of the last five years have contributed
to reaching this milestone.
“The tremendous growth the university is experiencing confirms our status as the Southwest’s
leading Catholic university,” said Executive Vice President John Plotts. “Even with
this growth, however, we’ve continued to maintain or improve our academic student
quality. We are truly thankful for each student who chooses to become a member of
the UD community.”
Other facts related to the university’s undergraduate student population include:
- Business, English and psychology are the three most popular majors.
- The Class of 2020 is geographically diverse as shown by its largest international
student population in more than a decade and the fact that more than half hail from
- Ninety of the 371 members of the Class of 2020 are also athletes, competing on the
university’s 14 NCAA Division III athletic teams.
Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business graduate programs experienced a 39 percent
surge in new domestic students when compared to fall 2015. This growth can primarily
be attributed to targeted promotional activities, as well as new corporate partnerships
that provide Dallas/Fort Worth-based employees and employers with special tuition
The Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry experienced a 40 percent increase in new
student enrollment over the past year due to new initiatives, partnerships and expanded
educational opportunities. The significant growth can be attributed to a sizable cohort
of Dallas diocese deacons enrolling in the school’s Master of Theological Studies
The Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts likewise reported an eight percent enrollment
growth over the summer and fall semesters combined, attributable in part to its new
Master of Humanities in Classical Education.