Texas Tech sets summer enrollment record - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech sets summer enrollment record

Provided by Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University set a record for summer enrollment with 11,316 students enrolled as of the 15th day of classes (June 25), the official reporting day. This is the first time more than 11,000 students have been enrolled for a summer semester.

"The growth of our university over the last several years is a testament to the faculty, staff and students in making Texas Tech a desired choice in higher education," said Guy Bailey, Texas Tech president. "We continue to experience tremendous growth in our student population and are doing so by recruiting the highest quality student."

The university is coming off of a record spring enrollment, which reflected more than 30,000 students in a spring semester for the first time. The fall 2011 count of 32,327 students is the highest single-semester enrollment total in school history. In the last decade, enrollment increased more than 25 percent.

"This record summer enrollment is vital in enhancing our influence and attaining adequate funding from the state," said Chancellor Kent Hance of the Texas Tech University System. "Our continued enrollment growth over the last several years, specifically the consecutive enrollment records set in the last three fall semesters, last four spring semesters and last two first summer semesters, is the realization of the hard work put in by our entire team."

The summer semester is the first of three-straight semesters in the legislative "base" period. Funding for higher education in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 are based on enrollments in 2012 summer and fall semesters and the 2013 spring semester.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

    GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:44 GMT

    Republicans hope to avoid the ignominy of a government shutdown while their party controls Congress and the White House.

    Republicans hope to avoid the ignominy of a government shutdown while their party controls Congress and the White House.

  • Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, WH to brief senators

    Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, WH to brief senators

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:53 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:53 GMT

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

    A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military.

  • Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

    Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-04-26 00:17:29 GMT
    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.. (Source: Raycom Media)A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

    A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Powered by Frankly