June 9, 2010
Summer enrollment is expected to break previous records as preliminary numbers show 10,317 students enrolled. The total eclipses the 10,010 students that enrolled in 1991 and marks the second time summer enrollment passed the five-digit mark.
“I am pleased with the number of students who have opted to continue their educations during the summer and those new students who elected to get their college education underway,” said President Guy Bailey. “Texas Tech offers students the opportunity, year round, to get one of the best educations in the state of Texas and nationally.”
Overall, enrollment figures increased 7.5 percent from 2009, while graduate enrollment rose 16.6 percent. Graduate and professional students comprised 31.5 percent of the total, also a new record.
Undergraduate student enrollment rose to 7,063, an increase of 497 students from 2009. Graduate student enrollment increased by 427 to 3,079 this year, while the law school experienced an increase of 20 students to 175.
Summer classes began June 1.
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.
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