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According to recent enrollment numbers documented by the University of Houston - Victoria, the city is witnessing a growing demand for educational advancement. Here are the facts:

• In Fall of 2010, UHV offers freshman and sophomore level courses.

• 4,095 students enrolled for Fall 2010 - Compared to 3,655 in Fall 2009 - A 12% increase.

• Between the years of 2005 and 2009, universities state-wide witnessed an average increase in enrollment by 9.7%. During this same time frame, UHV boasted a 46.7% increase in enrollment. These numbers demonstrate the growing demand for higher education in Victoria, and the potential success of Victoria having a true destination university.

• As of March 3, 2011 - UHV had received 1,350 applications for freshman students attending in Fall 2011 (compared to 377 at the same time last year). Of these applicants, 392 have already been accepted.

Clearly, students are interested in Victoria. UHV’s previous president, faculty and staff created a successful university of which students want to take advantage.

Victoria deserves a university system that wants to grow and prosper. Victoria as a destination for higher education is being realized. The demographics of south Texas prove the need for additional opportunities in higher education. Victoria deserves a partner willing to plan a long range vision for our future, and for the future of Texas. The University of Houston system has no plans for Victoria. HB2556 moves our university into the Texas A&M system. We believe Texas A&M offers the partner Victoria has been looking for. It’s time for a change, and the time is now. Please support Texas A&M Victoria!