West Texas A&M posts record enrollmentWest Texas A&M posts record enrollmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=30752014-09-16T12:52:00Z2014-09-15T00:00:00Z

AMARILLO - West Texas A&M University’s official fall 2014 enrollment is 8,981 students, according to Neal Weaver, vice president for institutional advancement.

The university recorded all-time highs in the number of first-time freshmen and total credit hours.

One area of significant growth is graduate programs, with 30 percent more students pursuing a master’s degree over 2013. Almost 750 students are pursuing a master’s, with much of that growth in the Master of Business Administration program, said Dan Garcia, West Texas A&M vice president for enrollment management.

The College of Business has grown overall by 30 percent, fueled in part by a number 27 ranking overall in online MBAs by the U.S. News and World Report.

The College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering has also had continuous growth, and the enrollment in the School of Engineering and Computer Science is up 16 percent.

Amarillo College, however, has about 500 fewer students than last year for an enrollment of 10,287 students.

Over the last two decades, Amarillo College’s enrollment has increased steadily, but it peaked four years ago as the country recovered from the Great Recession and adult students sought to expand their skill sets.

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