September 23, 2014
Texas Tech University officials report record enrollment figures for the sixth-straight year as 35,134 students are in fall classes. The difference of 2,023 students from fall 2013 represents the third-largest increase in a single year since the university opened its doors in 1925.
“We are experiencing unprecedented growth at Texas Tech, which makes this an exciting time in our history,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Through the efforts of our graduates, faculty, staff and students, and the foundations they laid, record numbers of students annually are reaching out to Texas Tech to continue their education.”
Only the 1946 (2,923) and 1965 (2,478) fall semesters experienced greater growth from the previous year.
“Our admissions staff has worked diligently to guarantee we continue to grow and bring in the best and brightest students while maintaining a standard of academic excellence among our incoming classes,” Nellis added. “As a whole, this year’s student body is the most diverse and academically talented we’ve had.”
Additional enrollment numbers will be released later today.
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