Quotes collected by: Thomas Murphy
Source: Adam Austin
Identifying information about the source: Junior, transfer student, Business major from Del Rio, TX
Texas State has reached record-setting enrollment for the past 18 consecutive years. How have you been affected by the increased enrollment?
“Being a transfer student I am actually a part of the increased enrollment. Coming from a smaller school Texas State really has been more diverse then I ever could have imagined. I really enjoy meeting other people. I find it interesting to learn different things about others especially how they were brought up.”
How has the increased enrollment impacted growth at the city-level?
“ I believe that the increase of students has resulted in a whole lot of traffic around the city. The amount of construction around the city is overwhelming but that is understandable in order to accommodate the increasing population.”
What do you think the university should do to address the growth in population?
“I think that the university needs to start informing students about San Marcos and that it is not only home to the university but to many families. These families take pride in their town and we as students need to respect that.”
Do you think the university should continue to grow? Why, and do you think that the increase is good or bad for San Marcos?
“I believe that the university should continue to grow because it is important for everyone to get a higher education. I also believe it is good for San Marcos because population growth can help out the economy in a positive way.”