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WTAMU Hits Highest Enrollment Ever

West Texas A&M University is reporting that over 10,000 students are enrolled for the 2017 fall semester, marking the largest enrollment in the school's history.

It was announced that 10,169 students are currently enrolled at West Texas A&M University for the fall semester. That number broke the same-day record of 2016, 9,961.

The increased enrollment at WTAMU shows a trend of increasing enrollment. In 2012, the school broke its highest enrollment record of fall 1970. 7,935 students enrolled in 2012 and enrollment has steadily increased at about 2.09 percent.

Both female and male enrollment are up at WTAMU, under the new reports. Enrollment for Hispanic students, Asian-American students and international students have also increased over the 2016 numbers.

Texas students make up 8,008 of the 2017 fall enrollment and out-of-state students number at 1,934.

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