The groundbreaking will take place Wednesday morning at the university’s Fort Worth Campus off Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Opening its Fort Worth campus within the last few years, Tarleton State University is seeing rapid growth at the new local campus and will break ground on its second educational facility this week.
The coming $66 million Interprofessional Education Building will support the university’s goal of providing the region with increased access to quality healthcare and education, according to a release from the university.
With more than 100,000 square feet of classroom space and specialized laboratories, the university plans to expand opportunities in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, nursing, medical laboratory sciences and teacher education.
Currently, about 2,300 students attend Tarleton-Fort Worth, which offers more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Under its anticipated growth, university leaders anticipate the campus to enroll about 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 provide comment on the expanded degree offerings and their impact on economic growth, rural healthcare and higher education in North-Central Texas.
Other speakers include Mayor Mattie Parker, Sen. Beverly Powell, Rep. Craig Goldman and Bill Mahomes, Vice Chairman of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.
The ground-breaking will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Tarleton-Fort Worth Campus, 10850 Texan Rider Drive.