Texas Tech Sets Enrollment Record

The spring record could foreshadow an increase in fall 2010 enrollment.

Students on campus

For the second straight year, Texas Tech has set a spring semester enrollment record.

Final spring 2010 enrollment stands at 28,014, up from 26,528 in spring 2009, a 5.60 percent increase.

“Strong spring enrollments are often indicators of increased enrollment in the fall,” said President Guy Bailey. “As we move toward National Research University status, continued enrollment growth, especially at the graduate level, is vital to our success.”

While it is much too early to make predictions about the fall 2010 enrollment, the spring 2009 record enrollment did foreshadow an increase in the fall 2009 student population. The university topped 30,000 students for the first time in its history last fall with a total of 30,049.

“Increasing enrollment is a top priority,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “This is an exciting step in our mission to achieve 40,000 students by 2020, and our continued progress shows we are well on our way to reaching that goal.”

Highlights from spring 2010 include:

  • Undergraduate enrollment 22,320 up from 21,215
  • Graduate enrollment 5,104 up from 4,705

Tier One


Achieving Tier One status will have a transformative effect on Texas Tech. It will put Texas Tech into an elite category of universities, providing our students with unmatched educational opportunities. Attaining Tier One status will not only transform Texas Tech University, it will expand the scope of our research to meet the worlds needs and create an economic boom for Lubbock, West Texas and the state.

The journey to Tier One status began in 2009 when the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) designated Texas Tech and six other schools as emerging research universities.

For more information, visit www.ttu.edu/stratplan/