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SAN ANTONIO -- The University of Incarnate Word set a new enrollment record with it's fall 2013 registration numbers. The school is accommodating more than 9,500 students this semester, a feat it hadn't achieved in the 132 years since the university was established.

UIW saw a 4.5 percent increase in its student body compared to last year, according to a press release issued by the university. A total of 9,597 students were enrolled globally, including upwards of 600 freshman.

UIW's Centro Universitario Incarnate Word in Mexico City enrolled over 900 students in the fall.

The university has increased its student population for 27 out of the last 28 years. In 1985, a total of 1,296 students were registered for classes. By 2000, that number increased to 3, 702 students.

We continue to be one of the fastest growing universities in the state by offering innovative academic programs, UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese said.

Currently, the school offers 80 degree programs, up from 56 in 1985.

It also shows the UIW brand is becoming better known each year, not just in South Texas but throughout the country and internationally, Agnese added.

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