Tech meets criteria to be Hispanic-Serving InstitutionTech meets criteria to be Hispanic-Serving Institutionhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=177712017-09-15T05:00:00Z2017-09-15T23:00:00Z

Texas Tech administration building in LubbockLUBBOCK – With 30,759 undergraduate students, Texas Tech's student body has reached more than 30,000 undergraduates for the first time, according to a Tech news release. 

Tech's total enrollment of 37,010 students also set a new record for the fall 2017 semester.

Tech's undergraduate student body is 27.8 percent Hispanic and meets the enrollment criteria to be recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the United States Department of Education, according to the release. 

A university or college must have at least 25 percent Hispanic enrollment to qualify as a Hispanic-Serving Intuition.

This semester, Hispanic enrollment for first-time freshmen accounts for 38.8 percent of this year's freshman class, as well as 8,515 undergraduate Hispanic students compared to 7,278 in 2016. 

Also this year's freshman class also set a new record with 5,885 students.
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