Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Announces Enrollment Numbers

TTUHSC had an increase of 9.4 percent in student enrollment over the last year.

Officials at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) announced today (Sept. 24) a new enrollment record with 4,500 students enrolled in the fall 2014 semester. This is an increase of 9.4 percent over the 4,114 students enrolled last year when comparing the institution’s current components. TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., said the university’s continued growth signifies its commitment to the mission of improving health care in Texas through research, education and outreach. “Our growth in enrollment is a testimony to our innovative academic programs, outstanding faculty and the highly successful students we graduate,” Mitchell said. “In an increasingly interconnected environment, our excellent reputation continues to attract exceptional candidates from across Texas and the country.” The School of Nursing had the highest enrollment of the TTUHSC schools with 1,648 students. The School of Allied Health Sciences had the second highest enrollment with 1,417 students. The School of Medicine enrolled 629 students. The School of Medicine increased enrollment this fall in response to the state and national need for additional physicians and future clerkship programs. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Pharmacy enrolled 181 and 625 students, respectively. “Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center continues to address the nationwide shortage of healthcare providers by increasing the number of outstanding students we train each year,” said Rial Rolfe, Ph.D., MBA, executive vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer. TTUHSC is a multi-campus institution with campuses in Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene, El Paso, Dallas, and the Permian Basin. For more breaking news and experts, follow @ttuhscnews on Twitter.

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