University Sets Enrollment Record

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, medical school enrollment is projected to increase by 27.6 percent by 2015.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, medical school enrollment is projected to increase by 27.6 percent by 2015.

TTUHSC has announced its largest enrollment in the institution's history. The fall 2011 enrollment of 4,089 students is up 11 percent over the 3,710 enrolled for fall 2010.

Enrollment growth is the result of the strategic efforts of TTUHSC said Chancellor Kent Hance.

“We are excited to see the continued growth of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,” Hance said. “Dr. Mitchell and his team have done an excellent job realizing our strategic enrollment goals as we prepare the next generation of health care professionals for the West Texas area and beyond.”

President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., added, “As West Texas’ only academic health center, our continued growth signifies our commitment to our core charter of providing quality education with the goal of improving access to care for the people who reside in this region.”

The School of Nursing had the highest enrollment of the schools with 1,330 students. The newly established El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing had 38 students. The School of Allied Health Sciences had the second highest enrollment with 1,277 students. The schools of medicine and pharmacy enrolled 573 and 580 students respectively. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences enrolled 113 students this year.

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso began with 40 students in August 2009. This year, 178 medical students are enrolled.

“Our continued enrollment growth is a reflection of Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s local, national and international reputation in providing outstanding health care education,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Rial Rolfe, Ph.D. “We are very proud of our extraordinary students and exceptional faculty.”

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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