Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Breaks Enrollment Record for Seventh-Straight Year

K'Leigh Sims

September 11, 2015

The university is seeing a continual growth in many areas on campus.

Enrollment Graph

For the seventh-straight year, Texas Tech University reported another enrollment record with 35,893 students for the fall semester, a 2.1 percent growth from fall 2014.

"The quality of our students keeps improving each semester," said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. "This year we are seeing an increased growth among our diverse student population, international student enrollment, number of graduate students and an increased average of SAT scores among our freshman class. This is a testament to the work and effort Texas Tech has put in to create a strong research institution, and it is an exciting time to be a part of this university."

This semester, Texas Tech realized record numbers in overall enrollment, as well as international and graduate student attendance. Additionally, the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Business, Education and Engineering all experienced record figures.

Texas Tech's record Hispanic enrollment accounts for just over 23 percent of the university's student body, leading Texas Tech closer to becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), a highly-esteemed recognition through the Department of Education that offers grants to HSI designees for many academic and support uses.

"This is the largest number of students Texas Tech has seen," Nellis said. "Our staff and faculty are working nonstop to guarantee we are bringing in the best and brightest students, but also creating and maintaining the opportunities for them to succeed."