Opening its Fort Worth campus in recent years, Tarleton State University is experiencing rapid growth at the new local campus and will open its second educational facility this week.
The upcoming $66 million Interprofessional Education Building will support the university’s goal of providing the region with increased access to quality health care and education, according to a university statement.
With more than 100,000 square feet of classroom space and specialty labs, the university plans to expand opportunities in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, medical laboratory science, and teacher education.
Currently, approximately 2,300 students attend Tarleton-Fort Worth, which offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. As part of its planned growth, university leaders expect the campus to accommodate approximately 6,000 students by 2030.
After more than 40 years in Fort Worth, its permanent campus opened in 2019 on the 80-acre property along Chisholm Trail donated by Walton Development.
Tarleton President James Hurley and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp will comment on the expanded degree offerings and their impact on economic growth, rural health care and higher education in the center -North Texas.
Other speakers include Mayor Mattie Parker, Senator Beverly Powell, Representative Craig Goldman and Bill Mahomes, Vice Chairman of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.
Groundbreaking will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Tarleton-Fort Worth campus, 10850 Texan Rider Drive.