Officials at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso announced a new enrollment record with almost 500 students in the fall 2014 semester, an increase of 17 percent.
Last year’s enrollment in the three schools under the TTUHSC El Paso was 419 students. This fall, a total of 491 students enrolled at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
TTUHSC El Paso President and Dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., said, “The university’s continued growth is a testament to our innovative academic programs, outstanding faculty and the highly successful research and clinical programs.”
The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing enrolled 105 students. The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine enrolled 361 students and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences had a total enrollment of 25 students.
TTUHSC El Paso was established in May of 2013 as the fourth university under the Texas Tech University System, joining Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and Angelo State University.
As an independent university, TTUHSC El Paso will benefit regional priorities by promoting access to health care and attracting more doctors and health care professionals to the area. Additionally, the university will be able to focus its research on diseases affecting border populations and provide quality care in a medically underserved region.