Editorial: Enrollment up in down time?

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance, visiting Amarillo earlier this week, is rightfully proud of the school's progress and hopes it climbs to the next level by reaching Tier I status, which will make Tech a premier research university. Hance noted that Tech's Health Sciences Center in Amarillo is as important to the university as it is to the community - and hopes for even greater things happening at the Amarillo campus in the years to come.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Enrollment at colleges and universities are up throughout West Texas.

West Texas A&M University enrollment is at 7,770, an all-time high; Amarillo College has passed 11,000 student enrollment for the first time ever; Clarendon College and Frank Phillips College hit 1,431 and 1,182 students, respectively; and Texas Tech University - the Big Daddy of West Texas higher education - passed the 30,000-student mark for the first time.

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance, visiting Amarillo earlier this week, is rightfully proud of the school's progress and hopes it climbs to the next level by reaching Tier I status, which will make Tech a premier research university. Hance noted that Tech's Health Sciences Center in Amarillo is as important to the university as it is to the community - and hopes for even greater things happening at the Amarillo campus in the years to come.

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