For the fifth year in a row, Tarleton State University has set a record for total enrollment with 13,063 students, an increase of 6 percent from last year and up 32 percent from 2011, based on the 12th class day report.
Enrollment for first-time-in-college students is the highest in university history with 2,169 students. Hispanic enrollment is up 14 percent with 2,388 students, and the university’s doctoral program in educational leadership increases 13 percent with 137 students.
At Tarleton’s Fort Worth, enrollment rose 7 percent with 1,843 students. Of those students, 21 percent are Hispanic and 13 percent are black.
Reports for Tarleton-Waco show a 5 percent increase with 1,036 students taking classes on the campus of McLennan Community College. Tarleton-Waco numbers also show an increase in minority enrollment with Hispanic students making up 23 percent of the student population and black students 13 percent.
Tarleton, a member of the Texas A&M University System, has campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online.