Record enrollment at Permian Basin Universities

ODESSA – Enrollment at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) hit a record high in spring 2014, with 5,043 students representing a 21.4 percent increase of students and a 20.4 percent increase in credit hours.

Graduate studies, engineering, nursing and dual credit were the highest contributors to the enrollment increase.

U.S. News and World Report lists UTPB as a top tier university and ranked UTPB as the top Texas public university in online instruction in 2013. UTPB was the first Texas school to offer a $10,000 bachelor’s degree, and is recognized as the second least expensive Texas public, four-year institution for all college expenses.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) also experienced a new enrollment record of 4,230 students during spring 2014 semester, an increase of more than 6 percent.

The School of Nursing had the highest enrollment of the TTUHSC schools with 1,618 students. The School of Allied Health Sciences had the second highest enrollment with 1,269 students.

“Over the last seven years, enrollment at TTUHSC has increased more than 70 percent,” said Kent Hance, Texas Tech University System Chancellor.

TTUHSC is a multicampus institution with campuses in Lubbock, El Paso, Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas and Odessa.

Read more at the Odessa American.

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