CASNR is part of the largest enrollment class in Texas Tech history
Texas Tech University officials reported today (Sept. 29) another enrollment record with 36,551 students for the fall semester. Enrollment has climbed each year since 2009, on track to reach the goal of 40,000 students by 2020 as set out in the university's strategic plan.
Meanwhile, Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources continued its record-setting overall student enrollment pace, with 2,174 students signing up for classes in the fall semester. That includes 1,754 undergraduates and 420 graduate students.
"Increases in enrollment percentages are always a great sign," said Steven Fraze, Interim Dean of Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. "CASNR's positive 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 new opportunities for our students. We appreciate all their hard work."
The enrollment numbers for individual CASNR departments were:
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics: 429 (Grad: 59/Undergrad: 370)
Department of Agricultural Education & Communications: 387 (Grad: 89/Undergrad: 298)
Animal & Food Sciences: 650 (Grad: 76/Undergrad: 574)
Department of Landscape Architecture: 95 (Grad: 13/Undergrad: 82)
Natural Resources Management: 321 (Grad: 66/Undergrad: 255)
Department of Plant & Soil Science: 288 (Grad: 115/Undergrad: 173)
Agricultural Sciences: 4 (Grad: 2/Undergrad: 2)
Last year CASNR reached a new benchmark in student enrollment with 2,010 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 Program Manger of Undergraduate Studies.
"Despite a slight decrease in new freshmen, our overall enrollment grew due to increases in retention rates of first and second-year students," said Texas Tech University President Lawrence Schovanec. "As we continue to improve our retention rates, so should our overall graduation rates in the future."
One-year retention rate was the highest in more than 10 years, while second-year rates were a record for the university.
Written by Norman Martin
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- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
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