AUSTIN, Texas — Texas A&M University on Monday announced it will add about 9,400 more students to its freshman class over the next two years, bringing the total number of incoming freshmen to nearly 19,500.
The total number at Texas A & M in 2019 will be around 19,000, with about 6,000 transfer students, according to the university.
The school has also decided to add about 500 extra full-time faculty members, and a total of 20 graduate assistants and support staff positions.
In 2019, Texas A and M plans to increase the number of full- and part-time undergraduate students to 7,600 and 6,400, respectively, according in a release from the university on Monday.
The university said in 2018, about 20 percent of freshmen enrolling were enrolled full- or part-timers, but in 2019 that number has dropped to about 15 percent, according the release.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to grow our freshman class and to add more full-, part- and undergraduate students,” Texas A.&M Chancellor Philip B. Dietrich said in a statement.
“We look forward to continuing to build upon our momentum of increasing enrollment in 2019, and making our students the most diverse and inclusive class in the state.”
In 2020, Texas B. & M plans on increasing enrollment to 13,800, and increasing the number, but said it will not increase the total student body.
Texas A has plans to add another 10,000 full- time and part time students.
In 2021, Texas M. will increase enrollment to 12,000 and increase the student body, but it plans to drop the number from about 15,000 to about 11,000.
Texas A& M also plans to expand its freshman enrollment to 14,000 in 2019.
The new enrollment figures represent the first year for Texas A, which will be its eighth-largest student body and its ninth-largest overall since 2008.
The Longhorns will also increase the size of the student population at Texas M, which is expected to be the largest overall enrollment with an estimated 8,400 students.
The university’s news comes just days after Texas A sent out a letter announcing plans to change its admissions policies in response to the recent shootings at the Umpqua Community College.
The letter says Texas A’s admissions process will change to focus on diversity.