Texas Tech University

2017 in Review

From the Dean

Thanks to the efforts of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, the College of Arts & Sciences took another leap forward in 2017, and we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you some of the highlights.

As you read through our 2017 Year-In-Review, I hope that you will take great pride in the achievements of the College. As the largest College on the Texas Tech campus, we play a vital role in the overall success of the university and without your financial contributions, none of this would be possible.

In terms of growth and retention, both Texas Tech and the College of Arts & Sciences enjoyed a record setting year:

Record Fall Enrollment 2017: 36,996
Record Fall Enrollment for The College of Arts & Sciences: 10,839 (3.79% increase)

Record Retention Rate: 84%
Record Retention Rate for The College of Arts & Sciences: 84%

Record Number of Degrees Awarded in FY 2017: 7,797
Record Number of Degrees Awarded in FY 2017 From The College of Arts & Sciences: 2,054

Record Number of Freshmen Enrolled Fall 2017: 5,884
Record Number of Freshmen Enrolled in The College of Arts & Sciences Fall 2017: 2,204

Met Criteria to Qualify as a Hispanic Serving Institution

As we prepare to welcome in the New Year, I hope that you will continue to remain active in your support of the College in 2018. One way you can show your support, is by attending our fundraising event on April 26 in Dallas, featuring former President George W. Bush. All proceeds from this event will go directly to our capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign For Arts & Sciences. You can find more information and purchase a table or ticket for the Bush event here.

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I wish you and your family a healthy and prosperous New Year and offer our heartfelt thanks for your continued support.

Wreck'Em Tech!

W. Brent Lindquist
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Texas Tech University

 

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