Texas Tech University System Universities Set New Student Enrollment Record
All four institutions of the Texas Tech University System set new enrollment records for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Nov. 11, 2019 | Contact: Katelynn Butler
The Texas Tech University System has reached a new student enrollment record with 55,431 students enrolled for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each of the TTU System universities marked new student enrollment records this fall semester.
Texas Tech University (TTU) set yet another enrollment record with 38,803 students; Angelo State University (ASU) climbed to 10,568 students; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) continued its record enrollment figures with 5,295 students; and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) enrolled a record 765 students.
“I’m proud of our universities as they demonstrate our mission of providing access to quality and affordable education for our students,” said Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, Texas Tech University System chancellor. “We strive to recruit, retain and educate students who will change the world. Our institutions are experiencing incredible success across our system, and I’d like to thank the university presidents, administrations, faculty members and staff for providing a remarkable educational opportunity and experience for our students.”
Texas Tech University
TTU, the flagship institution of the TTU System, set an enrollment record for the 11th consecutive year. Its enrollment figure increased 557 students from last year’s previous school record of 38,246 students enrolled. TTU’s enrollment has climbed from 27,996 students in fall 2006 to a current total that is inching closer to the 40,000 mark.
TTU also set new records this fall in graduate enrollment (6,241 students), first-year retention rate (87%), 5-year graduate rate (58%), National Merit Finalist enrolled (67) and Presidential Scholarships awarded (3,370).
There is not a greater priority @TexasTech than the success of our students. I'm very pleased that for the past year, our graduation rates increased and our first year retention was a record 87%. That bodes well for even more improvement in graduation rates in the future. https://t.co/VtK1YUdboe— Lawrence Schovanec (@TexasTechPres) September 17, 2019
Angelo State University
ASU’s undergraduate retention rate has increased, leading to more sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled this semester. Undergraduate degree programs in business administration and mechanical engineering as well as the professional school counseling online graduate program have seen the most growth this year.
ASU’s undergraduate Hispanic enrollment has also reached an all-time high at 41.4 percent for this fall semester. That number has been increasing annually since ASU was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010
For the third time in the last four years, Angelo State University has set a new record for fall enrollment, topping 10,500 students for the first time. @AngeloState— Dr. Brian May (@AngeloStatePres) September 25, 2019
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
TTUHSC set a new record for student enrollment, topping last year’s school record (5,083 students) by 212 students this semester.
TTUHSC’s schools with the highest enrollment figures are the School of Nursing (1,870 students) and the School of Health Professions, which saw its enrollment total increase to 1,830 students from last year’s figure of 1,586 students. Other academic areas of TTUHSC include the School of Medicine (732 students), School of Pharmacy (620 students) and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (243 students).
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
TTUHSC El Paso once again posted a student enrollment record with 35 more students enrolled than the previous year. TTUHSC El Paso transitioned from a regional campus to a standalone institution in 2013.
The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine has 403 students enrolled, followed closely by the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing with 309 students and with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences with 53 students.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion higher education enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and community outreach. Consisting of four universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – the TTU System collectively has approximately 55,000 students, 17 campuses statewide and internationally, more than 300,000 alumni and an endowment valued at over $1.3 billion.
During the 86th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, legislative funding and authority was provided to establish a new Texas Tech University veterinary school in Amarillo and a new dental school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. This will be the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century and first dental school in over 50 years. The addition of these two schools makes the Texas Tech University System one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.