Texas Tech University and New Mexico Junior College have signed a memorandum of understanding to help students transfer more easily to Texas Tech.

The institutions also signed an animal sciences agreement, which will allow students at NMJC to feed into the animal science program at Texas Tech and  eventually in to the new School of Veterinary Medicine.  Students from NMJC are also eligible for in-state tuition since NMJC resides in a border county.

NMJC President Kelvin Sharp said "With this MOU, we can raise awareness of the affordability of an NMJC pathway. The least expensive approach to a Texas Tech degree for students in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas is through this partnership."

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Ethan Logan said "New Mexico Junior College is a wonderful partner in education with Texas Tech University. Kelvin Sharp has long been an advocate for our institution and the potential transfer destination that Texas Tech offers to NMJC's students. With Hobbs just down the road from Lubbock, our institutions are serving our region through comprehensive educational offerings for students seeking educational opportunity in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico."