Source: Gina Hernandez, 22
Identifying information: Psychology major, senior from Laredo, TX
Q: 1. Texas State has reached record-setting enrollment for 18 consecutive years. How have you been affected by the increased enrollment?
A: "Personally I haven't, Everything has gone smoothly for me. I like it though, you're always seeing different people that you've never seen before."
Q: How was the increased enrollment impacted growth at the city-level?
A: "It causes more people to live here, so there's an increase in traffic. It helps the San Marcos economy if there's an increase in enrollment."
Q: What do you think the university should do to address the growth in population?
A: "They have to accommodate the people who are being affected by it, if there is more enrollment in students then probably enroll more faculty to meet the ratio."
Q: Do you think the university should continue to grow? Why?
A: "Yes to a certain extent. its good that its continuing to grow but it eventually has to slow down because if they cant keep up with it that's where it'll start hindering its performance."
Q: How has it impacted commuting to campus?
A: "Students are always fighting for parking and it could cause them to be late. You have to wake up early because you know it's going to be hard to find a spot; you have to prepare."