College apps increasing across Texas

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reported nearly 404,000 high school seniors had applied online to a Texas college or university, a 10.6 percent increase from the same time last year.

Two East Texas private universities, LeTourneau University and East Texas Baptist University, reported application increases. Kilgore College reported a decrease. East Texas Baptist University had a 10 percent increase in applications for this year’s fall semester, and officials at the Marshall campus said they hope to see accepted students become members of the Tiger family.Colleges and universities statewide are seeing a 10.6 percent increase in the number of freshman applicants to begin classes this fall, but the trend is not translating to all East Texas schools.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reported nearly 404,000 high school seniors had applied online to a Texas college or university, a 10.6 percent increase from the same time last year.

Two East Texas private universities, LeTourneau University and East Texas Baptist University, reported application increases. Kilgore College reported a decrease.

East Texas Baptist University had a 10 percent increase in applications for this year’s fall semester, and officials at the Marshall campus said they hope to see accepted students become members of the Tiger family.

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