The University of Texas at Brownsville  is celebrating a record enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year - exceeding its student enrollment projections for the fall semester. Nearly 8,500 undergraduate, graduate and doctorate students from 17 countries are enrolled for the fall semester.
“Students don’t arrive on this campus by chance,” said Juliet V. Garcia , president of UTB. “They are recruited, receive scholarships, some are attracted to our athletic teams, our chess teams, enticed and advised.”
In addition to record enrollment, UTB's College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions  saw the popularity of the bachelor’s degree in biomedical science triple this fall. One factor for the increase is the university's Accelerated Professional Relevant Integrated Medical Education – Transformation in Medical Education track, which enables students to earn a bachelor’s degree and complete a doctor of medicine degree in six years. More than 20 students are in the degree track’s first cohort.