Texas Tech University Overview
Texas Tech University is a public institution situated in Lubbock, Texas. The location of Texas Tech is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Texas Tech University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Texas Tech is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 89% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Texas Tech bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $51,400 a year. That's about 26% more than their peers at other schools.
Texas Tech University Rankings
Texas Tech landed the #411 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Texas Tech also holds the #18 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.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Texas Tech.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Texas Tech has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Texas Tech University?
Contact details for Texas Tech are given below.
|Address:||Broadway And University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005|
How Do I Get Into Texas Tech?
You can apply to Texas Tech online at: www.applytexas.org/
Admission Requirements for Texas Tech
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Texas Tech?
Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.
Average Test Scores
About 52% of students accepted to Texas Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 620.
Can I Afford Texas Tech University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Texas Tech, approximately 44% of students took out student loans averaging $8,237 a year. That adds up to $32,948 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is 6.0%. 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 Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 6,252 graduate students at the school.
Of the 27,648 full-time undergraduates at Texas Tech, 53% are male and 47% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas Tech University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,783|
|Hispanic or Latino||8,156|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas Tech University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 122 countries are represented at Texas Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.
Online Learning at Texas Tech University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Texas Tech has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 32nd 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 Texas Tech
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas Tech University was 12.2%. This is the #1,205 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Texas Tech regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Texas Tech majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Texas Tech 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 Texas Tech.
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Johan Hendrikse under License
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