And the old news continues.
College growth slowing
Enrollment is up only slightly as the state falls short of its goal for Hispanics
— reported by the Houston Chronicle1
Enrollment in Texas colleges and universities has slowed after a period of explosive growth, according to preliminary numbers released Thursday.
The state’s Higher Education Coordinating Board reported 1,192,243 students in classes this fall — or 19,134 more than last year, a 1.6 percent increase.
The numbers, however, fall short of projections, causing concern among those promoting the state’s plan to increase enrollments to nearly 1.7 million students by 2015.
More Latinos are attending college than ever in Texas, but higher education officials want to see greater numbers because Hispanics represent the state’s fastest-growing ethnic group.
While the statewide enrollment of Hispanics rose this year by 11,119, or 3.7 percent, to 310,574 students, their numbers dropped at colleges and universities in South Texas.