Record high enrollment at TTU, closing in on 2020 goal - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/27/10

Record high enrollment at TTU, closing in on 2020 goal

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Making the goal of 40,000 students by the year 2020 is "easily achievable," says Texas Tech President Guy Bailey.  He made his comments to KCBD NewsChannel 11 Monday afternoon in light of record-setting enrollment numbers.

Texas Tech says final enrollment for fall 31,637, which is an increase of 1,588 from the fall of 2009.

"We grew across the board," says Bailey.   "Our undergraduate population, our graduate population, new freshmen, under-represented minorities, and every way that you can grow, we grew,"

"So we are very pleased," says Bailey.   "We think it is a very healthy sign for our university."

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance had announced a goal for 40,000 students by 2020 even before Bailey was hired to replace Jon Whitmore as Texas Tech President.  At that time there were doubts that Texas Tech could achieve such growth.  Bailey says he never doubted.

"I thought the enrollment could grow rapidly.  I thought the research could grow rapidly, I thought the potential was there all along," Bailey said Monday.

In a written statement Hance said, "President Bailey has done an outstanding job increasing our enrollment numbers across the board, achieving our largest freshman class to date while improving our student diversity."

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