Texas Tech Sets Record Enrollment
September 28, 2009
University surpasses 30,000 enrollment mark for first time.
Texas Tech University has shattered enrollment records with more than 30,000 students
enrolled this fall. Final enrollment stands at 30,049, up 1,627 from last fall’s 28,422.
“I am gratified that increasing numbers of both graduate and undergraduate students
make Texas Tech their choice for a quality education,” said Guy Bailey, Texas Tech
president. “Texas Tech offers exceptional educational, research and service opportunities
to our students – opportunities that will allow them to pursue careers that will benefit
our state and our nation.”
Texas Tech’s previous record enrollment was 28,549 set in the fall 2003 semester.
The university also set a record for freshmen enrollment with 4,579, surpassing the
previous record of 4,515 set in fall 2007.
“Reaching an enrollment of more than 30,000 students is an historic achievement for
Texas Tech University as we pursue our goal of 40,000 students by 2020,” said Kent
Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. “This provides us the necessary
momentum to help achieve that goal.”
There are increases in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment. Graduate enrollment
continues to set records with 5,175 students enrolled, up from 4,670 last fall semester.
The Graduate School has grown every fall semester since the 2003. Undergraduate enrollment
is 24,236, up from 23,107 in the fall 2008 semester.
Other enrollment increases from fall 2008 include:
[Editor’s Note: for more enrollment details, please go to /posts/2009/09/texas-tech-sets-record-enrollment/ and download the fact sheet.]
- Transfer enrollment is 2,442 students, up from 2,203
- Hispanic freshman enrollment is 742, up from 647
- African American freshman enrollment is 251, up from 218
President Bailey speaks at a press conference about record fall enrollment numbers.
Chancellor Hance speaks at a press conference about record fall enrollment numbers.