Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

AVG: 53.6 AVG: 71.3
61.1
College Consensus
AVERAGE: 62.8
45.2
Publisher Consensus
AVERAGE: 53.6
77.1
Student Consensus
AVERAGE: 71.3
69%
Admission rate
35%
4-year Graduation rate
36,996
Enrollment
20.0:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
$6,868
Average amount of undergraduate students aid
$8,860
Published in-state tuition and fees
$18,652
Published out-of-state tuition and fees
= Average
Sector
Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable

Texas Tech University is a public, 4-year school located in Lubbock, TX, in the northern portion of the state just below the panhandle. The school was founded in 1923 as Texas Technological College with four schools: Agriculture, Engineering, Home Economics and Liberal Arts. Over its history, the school has nearly become part of Texas A&M, but has staunchly maintained its independence, becoming Texas Tech University in 1969. The picturesque 1,800 acre campus features Spanish Renaissance architecture and many buildings are included on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus also boasts multiple quads and open areas. Notable alumni include astronaut Rick Husband, singer John Denver and actor Barry Corbin.

Academic Programs

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges and offers Bachelor’s degrees, post-baccalaureate Certificates, Master’s degrees and Doctorates in over 150 fields. The University is comprised of 12 colleges and schools: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; College of Architecture; College of Arts & Sciences; Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration; College of Education; Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Media & Communication; College of Visual & Performing Arts; Graduate School; and School of Law. The University has a robust online presence as well. Noted for Psychology, Healthcare Management, Teacher Education, Art & Design, Music and Theatre, the largest programs on campus are in Business and Engineering. Per the Mission Statement, “As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation and world.”

Student Life

There are over 29,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Texas tech University, many of whom live on campus among the many residence halls and living communities. The University sponsors over 500 clubs, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the scarlet and black Red Raiders, led by Masked Rider and Raider Red, field teams in 9 sports and participate in NCAA Division I competition. Students anticipate the Carol of Lights as part of their Christmas celebration; students also adorn a statue of Will Rogers with red before home football games. As a good local corporate citizen, Texas Tech also sponsors an Office of Community Engagement, whose purpose statement says “We believe in programs, partnerships and opportunities which serve the community, promote learning, and encourage conversations about the benefit and value of higher education. The office provides K-12 education programs on college readiness and outreach programs to engage the Lubbock community with Texas Tech University.” This lines up well with the stated Core Values of the University: Texas Tech University is committed to the values of mutual respect; cooperation and communication; creativity and innovation; community service and leadership; pursuit of excellence; public accountability; and diversity.