LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas Tech has once again surpassed its previous years enrollment numbers, reaching a total of 38,246 students on its campus.
The numbers, which were finalized and released on Thursday, show a 3.3 percent increase in the overall number of students attending the university, according to a Tech news release. With the increase in students there was also an increase in the average SAT scores for the students, 1,167.
There were also increases in other areas as well. Freshmen attending was up by nearly 5 percent, national merit finalists were up more than 62 percent, the first-year retention rate is now 85 percent and the second-year retention rate is now 74.5 percent.