There is a new enrollment record for the spring 2014 semester at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). On Tuesday, April 8th, TTUHSC officials announced that there are now 4,230 students enrolled to attend to the school, more than 6 percent more than last year.
“Having record enrollment for the spring semester at TTUHSC is outstanding,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance.
Over the last seven years, there has been more than a 70 percent increase in students at the university. The Texas Tech University System Chancellor explained that, while the enrollment numbers have risen, the academic quality being provided to the students has also increased, all of which contributes to addressing future health care needs in Texas.
The School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health Sciences are the most popular programs among students, with 1,618 and 1,269 people enrolled, respectively. TTUHSC currently has 582 students enrolled in the School of Medicine, while the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has 132 students, and the School of Pharmacy has 629 students.
“We are pleased that TTUHSC’s enrollment of outstanding students continues to increase in all areas of health care,” said the executive vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer Rial Rolfe. “This is particularly important given the predictions of continued shortages of health care providers in West Texas and across the country.”
Recently, BioNews Texas reported an article entitled UTEP, Texas Tech Part of Continuing Education For Las Palmas Del Sol Nurses that the state of Texas has been working to encourage math and science skills at the elementary and high school levels, and bolster enrollment and educational opportunities for medical students.
The Texas A&M Heath Science Center has also announced plans to expand their doctorate program at the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy to the Bryan-College Station campus, what allows to increase its enrollment of 87 students by 30 to 35, as BioNews Texas highlighted in Texas A&M Health Science Center to Expand Pharmacy Program.