Texas Tech breaks previous enrollment numbers; CASNR contributes 2,010
For the seventh-straight year, Texas Tech University reported another enrollment record with 35,893 students for the fall semester, a 2.1 percent growth from fall 2014. Meanwhile, Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources continued its record-setting overall student enrollment pace, with 2,010 students signing up for classes in the fall semester.
That includes 1,620 undergraduates and 390 graduate students. "CASNR's increased enrollment numbers are a direct result of the momentum of our faculty, staff and members of the Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center who are creating opportunities for our students," said CASNR Dean Michael Galyean. "We're very pleased with the direction the college is going in terms of teaching, research and outreach."
The enrollment numbers for individual CASNR departments were:
- Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics: 428 (Grad: 61 /Undergrad: 367)
- Department of Agricultural Education & Communications: 363 (Grad: 76 /Undergrad: 287)
- Animal & Food Sciences: 574 (Grad: 73 /Undergrad: 501)
- Department of Landscape Architecture: 88 (Grad: 15 /Undergrad: 73)
- Natural Resources Management: 315 (Grad: 74 /Undergrad: 241)
- Department of Plant & Soil Science: 240 (Grad: 91 /Undergrad: 149)
- Agricultural Undecided: 2 (Undergrad: 2)
Last year CASNR reached a new benchmark in student enrollment with 1,958 students attending the South Plains campus. Historically, CASNR had one of its largest enrollments in the Fall of 1977 when 1,687 students were enrolled in the college, according to Savannah Chambers, CASNR's Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs.
Texas Tech President Duane Nellis noted that for the university, "This is the largest number of students Texas Tech has seen. Our staff and faculty are working nonstop to guarantee we are bringing in the best and brightest students, but also creating and maintaining the opportunities for them to succeed."
Written by Norman Martin
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