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Texas Tech Sets Enrollment Record

The spring record could foreshadow an increase in fall 2010 enrollment.

Written by Sally Logue Post

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For the second straight year, Texas Tech has set a spring semester enrollment record.

Final spring 2010 enrollment stands at 28,014, up from 26,528 in spring 2009, a 5.60 percent increase.

“Strong spring enrollments are often indicators of increased enrollment in the fall,” said President Guy Bailey. “As we move toward National Research University status, continued enrollment growth, especially at the graduate level, is vital to our success.”

While it is much too early to make predictions about the fall 2010 enrollment, the spring 2009 record enrollment did foreshadow an increase in the fall 2009 student population. The university topped 30,000 students for the first time in its history last fall with a total of 30,049.

“Increasing enrollment is a top priority,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “This is an exciting step in our mission to achieve 40,000 students by 2020, and our continued progress shows we are well on our way to reaching that goal.”

Highlights from spring 2010 include:

  • Undergraduate enrollment 22,320 up from 21,215
  • Graduate enrollment 5,104 up from 4,705
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One Response to “Texas Tech Sets Enrollment Record”

  1. jeff stewart Says:

    What does this 28,000 number actually include? Is it Lubbock only, or Lubbock plus branch locations? Does it include medical and law students?

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