WT sees record enrollment

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - WTAMU is expecting a record number of students to be hitting the books this year. Admissions officials expect 7400 students for this semester, up from 6700 at this time last year.

That's a record breaking enrollment figure, one that hasn't been seen since the 1970s. The admissions office says it's proof their hard work is paying off, they've recently kicked recruiting efforts into high gear.

VP of Enrollment Management Dan Garcia says, "We are continuing to go and expand our activities in local area high schools, high schools in the Panhandle. We're also traveling across the state. We're going to Dallas, Houston, and other areas. They're probably seeing greater growth of high school graduates."

In the past, out of town students were about 35% of the school's population, now, it's closer to 46%.

The school is also attributing the increase to better public relations through the athletic program, specifically football.