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25 by 25 Press Conference

Texas A&M announces initiative to increase engineering enrollment to 25,000 students

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp today (Jan. 23) announced plans for Texas A&M University to grow engineering enrollment to 25,000 students by 2025.

The 25 by 25 initiative was developed in response to the critical need to increase the engineering workforce of the state and the nation.

"Last year, more than 10,000 students applied for only 1,600 undergraduate slots available in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M, one of the top ranking public institutions for undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering," Sharp said. "And universities from other states have set up offices to recruit our top students out of Texas. As a land grant institution, we are taking measures to provide access to a high quality engineering education for more students to keep our nation competitive in the global landscape."