Texas Tech Sets Record Enrollment

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:
  • 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
[Editor’s Note: for more enrollment details, please go to /posts/2009/09/texas-tech-sets-record-enrollment/ and download the fact sheet.]

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