Texas Tech will soon become eligible to apply for additional grants as a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution.

Diverse Student Population Rapidly Growing

New Enrollment record brings a higher number of Hispanic students among other groups.

Texas Tech University recently set an all-time high in enrollment this fall semester with 35,158 students. As the university’s population grows, so has the diversity among the student body.

According to the Texas Tech Institutional Research office, the university has 14,193 students this fall semester who claimed an ethnicity other than white. That figure was 12,529 last year.

“Texas Tech is excited to see such an increase in our diverse student body,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “It is our goal to provide opportunities for every single student who steps foot on this campus and prepare them for their future careers. Our diverse population directly reflects the workforce when students graduate and begin their careers.”

Texas Tech’s Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement works to create an all-inclusive environment on campus while helping students from different backgrounds succeed. With programs for first-generation college students, veterans or dependents of veterans, students from low-income homes and underrepresented groups, the university works directly with these students during their college careers and mentors them with their struggles and successes.