This year's record exceeds the numbers set in 2014.
Texas Tech University set another enrollment record for 2015 summer semester with
11,975 students enrolled as of the 15th day of classes (June 23), the official reporting
day. This year's enrollment number exceeds the record set in 2014 with 11,632 students.
At the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year, Texas Tech shattered enrollment numbers with 35,134 – the third-largest increase in a single year since university opened in 1925.
Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis credits the efforts of the university community for the continual growth.
“Our faculty have done a wonderful job of engaging our students through effective teaching and hands-on research, which has encouraged more and more students to continue pushing toward degrees during the summer months,” Nellis said. “The environment in which our students are taught and learn is conducive to a successful experience year-round.”
While recently moving up five spots in the national universities rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Texas Tech has remained a budget-friendly school and was listed as one of the “25 Best College Values Under $30,000,” according to Kiplinger Personal Finance's magazine in 2014.
Texas Tech's five-point climb in the U.S. News rankings was the largest among the Big 12 Conference and the second highest among league schools.
In addition to the university's national rankings, Texas Tech has been recognized nationally as a Best College for Veterans (No. 47), Best Undergraduate Business programs (No. 93), Best Online Engineering Graduate programs (No. 20) and Best Undergraduate Engineering programs (No. 82).