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Texas Tech Again Has Record Enrollment for Spring Semester

Heidi Toth

February 6, 2015

Preliminary enrollment totals indicate a 5 percent increase from this time last year.

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Texas Tech University's preliminary spring enrollment totals topped more than 31,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, more than a 5 percent increase from this time last year.

After the 12th day of classes (Jan 30), 32,487 students are enrolled, breaking the record of 30,864 students set in spring 2014. The continuing increase reflects the university's commitment to offering a quality education while increasing enrollment and retaining those students already enrolled.

“Our enhanced recruiting efforts combined with new retention programs have enabled us to experience these increases annually,” said M. Duane Nellis, Texas Tech president. “There are many people that contribute to our growth, including the Office of Admissions and our faculty, who work diligently to educate and inspire our students.”

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Arts and Sciences, Rawls College of Business, the College of Education, the Whitacre College of Engineering, College of Human Sciences and the College of Media & Communication all surpassed undergraduate enrollment totals from the previous spring, while 10 of 11 colleges saw an increase in graduate enrollment figures.

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