By James Clark | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Despite a state budget crisis, Texas Tech remains committed to creating a stand-alone medical university in El Paso. That's what officials are telling the El Paso Times. In 2009 they asked the Legislature for $60 million in tuition bonds to pay for a nursing school.
Lawmakers said no and getting that money in 2011 won't be any easier as the state is looking at a potential budget deficit. Also needed is a pharmacy school, dental school and allied health school. Texas Tech HSC leaders continue looking for other funding sources and pursuing a 10-year strategy.
Right now the El Paso campus is not a standalone university, but instead it's a branch of the Lubbock campus.
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