CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has reached a new spring enrollment record. The official numbers reported on the 12th class day (February 6) reflect a total headcount of at least 10,400 students, an increase of 5.81 percent from spring 2013 enrollment numbers.
“This marks the first time in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi history that more than 10,000 students have been counted during a spring semester,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Our expansion on both the Island campus and the Momentum campus is paving the way for us to meet the challenges of a fast-growing student population.”
The data also reflects significant increases in freshmen and doctoral students. The number of freshmen students is up 10.4 percent from spring 2013, and the number of doctoral students has risen by 17.9 percent.
“Our growth in several research areas is playing a key role in attracting new students to our campus,” said Dr. Luis Cifuentes, Vice President for Research, Commercialization and Outreach. “We’re among few institutions in the nation that offer opportunities for our students to get involved with innovative research such as unmanned aircraft system applications and cold plasma and to explore exciting opportunities in coastal studies.”
About Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi: Offering more than 60 of the most popular degree programs in the state, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has proudly provided a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty, and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The Island University has earned its spot as a premier doctoral-granting institution, supporting two research institutes and 10 research centers and labs. Discover your island at tamucc.edu.