Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University was founded in 1890 as a small polytechnic college with a handful of faculty and 111 students. The Polytechnic campus was designated the Woman’s College for Southern Methodism, eventually becoming Texas Woman’s College in 1914. A merger with the financially secure Texas Wesleyan Academy in Austin kept the doors open for the polytechnic and created the new institution of Texas Wesleyan College in 1935. Men were readmitted that same year leading from a Women’s College to Co-ed. With an increasingly comprehensive academic and student life program in addition to strong undergraduate programs, the University added graduate programs in education in the 1970s and in nurse anesthesia in the 1980s eventually becoming the institution of Texas Wesleyan University, in 1989.

Throughout its history, the University has remained closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The University maintains special relationships with several United Methodist congregations, and some of the trustees are representatives of the United Methodist Church. In keeping with Methodist tradition, the University welcomes individuals of all faiths and is thoroughly inclusive in its practices.

Why Texas Wesleyan University?

Vision – Texas Wesleyan aspires to be a values- and student-centered university where motivated students prepare for graduate school and leadership in professional careers.

Mission – Mission at Texas Wesleyan University is to develop students to their full potential as individuals and as members of the world community.


  • Southern Association of Colleges, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency
  • University Senate of the United Methodist Church

Some of the Programs Offered

School of Arts and Letters

Fields of Study

  • Communication
  • English
  • Liberal Studies
  • Music
  • Religion & Humanities
  • Spanish
  • Theatre
School of Business Administration

Fields of Study

  • Accounting
  • General Business
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration
Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Health Science
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Certificate for Nurse Anesthesia Educators

Student Life

Housing & Dining – Four complexes that house approximately 530 students. Apartment-style residence hall houses, co-ed residence hall houses single occupancy. Texas Wesleyan has two dining facilities on campus, Dora’s Cafe and Grille Works. Dora’s Cafe is our dine-in only facility that features breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot entrée options, a salad bar and a cereal bar, to name just a few options! Grille Works features a made-to-order concept to fit your grab-and-go or dine-in needs. In addition to the sandwiches, if you want a quick snack or a drink in between classes, Grille Works can satsify your caffeine and snacking needs!

Ram Camp – Ram Camp focuses on helping students make connections to other new students, student leaders and campus resources. It is a new student’s, freshman or transfer, first opportunity to really get a feel for life here at Texas Wesleyan, and it begins to show them all of the amazing things that we have to offer. Last year, more than 180 students attended Ram Camp.

Campus Security – Texas Wesleyan consistently ranks as one of the safest campuses in North Texas. Security officers are always on duty and can be reached in an emergency.