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WT is a Hispanic-Serving Institution

The U.S. Department of Education has granted West Texas A&M University official recognition as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

To receive the HSI designation, an institution must have an enrollment of undergraduate full-time-equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. WT surpassed the 25 percent Hispanic undergraduate enrollment level in 2014. 

“Our long-term goal, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World , calls on WT to recruit a student body that reflects the diverse population of the Texas Panhandle,” said President Walter V. Wendler. “Regional universities that act and think locally will reach globally. Diversity in the student body, faculty and staff directly supports the intellectual mission of the University by assuring that a broad and relevant set of experiences, perspectives, needs and talents are present in the academic community.”

In Fall 2020, Hispanics made up 28.71 percent of the student population. 

Hispanic Student

Hispanic Student Spotlight

Emergency Management Administration major Manny Rosales

Biochemistry major Karina Martinez

Mechanical Engineering major Skylar Ramos

Graduate student Michael Little