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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Overview

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a public institution located in Lubbock, Texas. The location of TTUHSC is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Known For?

1,293 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at TTUHSC may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 6 to 1.
  • Students at TTUHSC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at TTUHSC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, TTUHSC bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $80,300 a year. That's about 97% more than their peers at other schools.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Rankings

We have ranked TTUHSC as #24 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 1% of all schools in the nation! TTUHSC also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

TTUHSC has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#121 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TTUHSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Communication Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best General Biology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards TTUHSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#7 Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center?

Location of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Contact details for TTUHSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3601 4Th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
Phone: 806-743-1000
Website: https://www.ttuhsc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ttuhsc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ttuhsc

How Do I Get Into TTUHSC?

You can apply to TTUHSC online at: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/admissions/apply.aspx

Can I Afford Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center?

0.8% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at TTUHSC is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,198 Full-Time Undergraduates
85% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,478 undergraduate students at TTUHSC, with 1,198 being full-time and 280 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TTUHSC

There are also 3,816 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,198 full-time undergraduates at TTUHSC, 15% are male and 85% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TTUHSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TTUHSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 88
Hispanic or Latino 319
White 685
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 34

Online Learning at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

1,669 Took All Classes Online
2,696 Took At Least One Class Online
4.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at TTUHSC. In 2017-2018, 2,696 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TTUHSC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 15th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of TTUHSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was 4.4%. This is the #1,718 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TTUHSC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TTUHSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 16%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 38%
Health Professions 10%
Nursing 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TTUHSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TTUHSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Biotechnology #3
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #27
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #39
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #42
Health Sciences & Services #48
Public Health #77
Health & Medical Administrative Services #254
Nursing #376

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 1,150 39 181 26 1,396
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 68 104 172
Medicine 0 0 0 168 168
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 1 152 153
Health & Medical Administrative Services 40 1 108 0 149
Communication Sciences 60 0 41 11 112
Allied Health Professions 0 0 77 0 77
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 43 26 0 0 69
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 27 0 27
Public Health 0 5 22 0 27
General Biology 0 0 8 11 19
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 13 0 13
Biotechnology 0 0 8 0 8
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,293 71 554 472 2,390

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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