Texas Tech has set a new enrollment record.

Summer enrollment has hit a new record high of 11,316 students enrolled as of the 15th day of classes, which is the official reporting day.

This is the first time the University has had more than 11,000 students enrolled for a summer semester.

This comes following a record spring semester enrollment of more than 30,000 students for the first time in the spring, and the fall 2011 semester reached 32,327 students, the highest single-semester enrollment total in school history.

Within the last decade, enrollment has increased more than 25 percent.

“This record summer enrollment is vital in enhancing our influence and attaining adequate funding from the state,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “Our continued enrollment growth over the last several years, specifically the consecutive enrollment records set in the last three fall semesters, last four spring semesters and last two first summer semesters, is the realization of the hard work put in by our entire team.”

According to a press release from Tech, the summer semester is the first of three semesters in the legislative “base” period, which helps determine funding for higher education in fiscal years 2014 and 2015.