February 15, 2010
For the second straight year, Texas Tech University 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 Guy Bailey, Texas Tech president. “As Texas Tech moves 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. Texas Tech 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 at Texas Tech University,” said Kent Hance, Texas Tech University System chancellor. “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
• International student enrollment is 125 students, 98 graduate and 27 undergraduate, representing 39 countries