Friday, 27 September 2013 08:05
The University of Texas-Pan American has reached another milestone this fall with a total student enrollment of more than 20,000—the most in the institution's 86-year history. This number also includes a record 3,500 entering freshmen.
The student influx is welcome news to President Robert S. Nelsen, who mused the university literally "is bursting at the seams."
“Reaching 20,000 plus students at UTPA is an important milestone because it means that the university has truly been recognized by students, parents and high school counselors for the excellent education that we provide," Nelsen said. “No one needs to leave the (Rio Grande) Valley to get an outstanding university education; as the billboards say, ‘It's all right here.’”