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Enrollment mixed across South PlainsEnrollment mixed across South Plainshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=83322013-02-05T10:17:00Z2013-02-05T00:00:00Z

SOUTH PLAINS - Preliminary spring enrollment totals at Texas Tech topped the 30,000 mark for the second straight spring semester. As of the 12th day of classes, 30,399 students are enrolled at the university compared with 30,102 students in spring 2012.

During the last decade, Texas Tech has experienced a more than 27 percent growth, according to the Office of Communications & Marketing. The overall spring total is the fourth-largest semester total overall. The three largest enrollments occurred during the fall semesters of 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.

The undergraduate enrollment figure of 24,424 is the largest on record for a spring semester, and 5,316 graduate students reflect an increase over last spring’s graduate enrollment total. The university has 654 new graduate students and 137 new freshmen this semester, nearly doubling last spring’s totals. A total of 967 first-time undergraduate students also are on campus.

South Plains College (SPC) experienced a small decrease in student enrollment this semester, while Western Texas College in Snyder experienced a slight increase.

Total enrollment this spring at SPC is 9,392 students, a 2.78 percent decrease from its spring 2012 enrollment of 9,661 students, according to the College Relations Office.

The college’s Reese, Byron Marton ATC and Plainview campuses all decreased in enrollment. Reese has 2,994 students enrolled this semester, a 5.37 percent decrease. ATC has 534 students, a 3.96 percent decrease, and Plainview has 275 students, a 7.72 percent decrease.

Spring 2013 enrollment is 2,491 students for Western Texas College. The enrollment is a slight increase from last spring’s enrollment of 2,476 students. Western Texas College has 664 high school students enrolled in dual credit classes and 196 inmates from units in Colorado City, Snyder and Lamesa.

Read more at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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