FORT WORTH (AP) – A boost in applications indicates a growing number of young people want to attend Texas Christian University, including record numbers from outside the state.
A decade ago, about 5,000 potential students applied to TCU. But Ray Brown, the dean of admission, says a record 19,000 have applied to attend the upcoming fall semester. He says 61 percent of the increase was from out of state.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
The university will admit only about 1,800 freshmen.READ MORE: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
Victories on the football and baseball fields have raised TCU’s national profile, including a win in the Rose Bowl in January. But university leaders have also stepped up recruiting and marketing while making campuswide improvements.MORE NEWS: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)