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Information Science at Texas Tech University

If you are interested in studying information science, you may want to check out the program at Texas Tech University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas and approximately 38,742 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,599 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in 2019, 120 of them were information science majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Information Science section at the bottom of this page.

Texas Tech Information Science Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS
  • Master’s Degree in IS

Online Classes Are Available at Texas Tech

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Texas Tech offers distance education options for IS at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Texas Tech Information Science Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks IS programs across the country. The following shows how Texas Tech performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The IS major at Texas Tech is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Information Science. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools 6
Best Value Information Science Schools 15
Best Information Science Schools 19
Most Popular Information Science Schools 24

In 2019, 46 students received their master’s degree in IS from Texas Tech. This makes it the #42 most popular school for IS master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Texas Tech IS Graduates

The median salary of IS students who receive their bachelor's degree at Texas Tech is $62,600. This is 10% higher than $56,900, which is the national average for all IS bachelor's degree recipients.

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IS Student Demographics at Texas Tech

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the IS majors at Texas Tech University.

Texas Tech Information Science Bachelor’s Program

22% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 78% of IS bachelor's degrees went to men and 22% went to women.

Texas Tech Gender Breakdown of Information Science Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in IS at Texas Tech are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its IS bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Texas Tech University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 30
White 67
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Texas Tech Information Science Master’s Program

37% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 63% of IS master's degrees went to men and 37% went to women.

Texas Tech Gender Breakdown of Information Science Master's Degree Grads

In the IS master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 37% of degree recipients. That is 1% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a master's in IS.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Information Science Majors at Texas Tech University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 14
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

Texas Tech also has a doctoral program available in IS. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That IS Grads May Go Into

A degree in IS can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for TX, the home state for Texas Tech University.

Occupation Jobs in TX Average Salary in TX
Systems Software Developers 28,720 $110,740
Computer Workers 25,620 $90,290
Computer and Information Systems Managers 22,350 $154,650
Computer Science Professors 2,590 $92,350
Computer and Information Research Scientists 1,830 $125,800

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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