Dr. Schovanec Talks Campus Carry and Student Retention
Wednesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin Texas Tech President Dr.Lawrence Schovanec joined Dave and Matt to talk about his recent cruise with Texas Tech alumni, campus carry, graduation and enrollment rates, and more.
With Texas Tech coming up on the 2nd anniversary of campus carry being allowed, Dr. Schovanec was asked what affect it has had, to which he responded, "I don't mean to minimize the impact of that, but in a sense you would say it's been a non-event," and went on to say, "The implementation has been very very smooth." He explained that while there are still people that are quite upset, that he doesn't hear much about it.
Dr. Schovanec was also asked about the graduation and retention rates at Texas Tech. Schovanec explained that last year they admitted the largest freshman class ever, and were hoping for a high retention rate. "As of last week, Friday when I got that report, our retention rate for that class was 3% higher than it was a year ago. A percent increase in retention is very significant," Dr. Schovanec explained. The school had 84% retention this year, with an eventual goal of 90% retention of all freshman who enroll. Schovanec also explained that last year they had a drop in graduate enrollment, and hope to have a flat-to-1% increase this year. Tech's goal is an enrollment of 40,000 by 2020 and 42,000 by 2025.
Watch the full interview with Dr. Lawrence Schovanec in the video above.