Texas Tech enrollment shatters previous numbers; CASNR contributes 1,958
Texas Tech University officials report record enrollment figures for the sixth-straight year as 35,134 students are in fall classes. The difference of 2,023 students from fall 2013 represents the third-largest increase in a single year since the university opened its doors in 1925.
Meanwhile, Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources continued its record-setting student enrollment pace, maintaining last year's standout numbers with 1,958 students signing up for classes in the fall semester, university officials reported today (Sept. 25).
"This is a positive trend," said CASNR Dean Michael Galyean. "Our success is a team effort between faculty, staff and administration, and I thank the dedication of all of them."
The enrollment numbers for individual departments were:
- Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics: 424 (Grad: 54/Undergrad: 370)
- Department of Agricultural Education & Communications: 337 (Grad: 68/Undergrad: 269)
- Animal & Food Sciences: 598 (Grad: 80/Undergrad: 518)
- Department of Landscape Architecture: 91 (Grad: 12/Undergrad: 79)
- Natural Resources Management: 295(Grad: 75/Undergrad: 220)
- Department of Plant & Soil Science: 212 (Grad: 90/Undergrad: 122)
Last year CASNR reached a new benchmark in student enrollment with a record 1,928 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 Leonard, CASNR's Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs.
Texas Tech President Duane Nellis noted that the university is, "experiencing unprecedented growth which makes this an exciting time in our history." Only the 1946 (2,923) and 1965 (2,478) fall semesters experienced greater growth from the previous year, he said.
Written by Norman Martin
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