The TTU Student Population
Texas Tech University’s current enrollment is more than 31,000. Approximately
64% of the student body is Caucasian, and 36% are from ethnically diverse
populations. Hispanic (17.6%) and African-American (5%) students comprise the
largest ethnic populations on campus. Approximately 7% of the student
body is of foreign residency, and approximately 84% are Texas residents.
The ethnic diversity of the Student Counseling Center clients parallels
the diversity of the university students.
Reflective of the national trend, the Student Counseling Center has experienced an increase in the severity of concerns in students seeking services. Clients are assigned to interns in such a way that allows exposure to a wide variety of diagnoses, degrees of severity, and demographic diversity. The age composition of our service population covers the life span beginning with late teens; however, our clientele is mostly traditional college-age students.
The SCC subscribes to a brief therapy model of services; currently students are limited to 8 to 10 sessions per academic year. For training purposes and to encourage student utilization, group therapy services are not currently subject to the session limit.