Source: Dylan Divine
Identifying information: From Austin, Texas. Criminal Justice senior
Texas State has reached record-setting enrollment for 18 consecutive years. How have you been affected by the increased enrollment?
“It’s a little bit harder to get into some of the classes. Other than that it hasn’t really bothered me too much. Each year it kind of got a little bit harder to get into certain classes just because they have limited classes, limited seating, things like that.”
How has the increased enrollment impacted growth at the city-level?
“A lot of traffic. A lot of people trying to get through the square, especially with construction it’s a lot more difficult to get around San Marcos.”
What do you think the university should do to address the growth in population?
“More parking. Maybe widening some of the streets. But mainly more parking, this campus needs a lot more parking.”
What changes have you seen in your classes or job?
“Classes for the most part have stayed the same, everybody shows up the first few days and then stop showing up. Other than it’s just hard getting into them, not really too much of a change in classes.”
Do you think the university should continue to grow? Why, and do you think the increase is good or bad for San Marcos?
“I think if the university continued to grow it would be a good thing but I also think they need to accommodate for that. They need to build more housing, more parking, better roads, more safety. How it would impact San Marcos, I guess it really depends on who you are. If you’re an elderly person living in San Marcos I think it’s kind of bad because that’s more college students. For the college I think it’s a good thing, definitely bringing more income for San Marcos, which would be nice.”