The next decade or so brought change in enrollment. Because Texas A&M was no longer an all-male military school, the university was able to welcome students of both genders. And the women of Texas responded – in large numbers. Enrollment in the College of Agriculture grew as the university’s did. In the early years of the 1970s, the numbers of students in the almost doubled by 1976; women’s enrollment alone rose from 223 to 1,311.
The number of women students continued to rise through the next two decades, and by 1994, there were more female freshmen agriculture majors than male.