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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX4 year degree
$18,652
Out-of-state tuition
69%
Acceptance rate

About Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University (Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU) is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923 (1923-02-10), and called until 1969 Texas Technological College, it is the main institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. The university's student enrollment is the seventh-largest in Texas as of the Fall 2018 semester. As of Fall 2020, there were 40,322 students (33,269 undergraduate and 7,053 graduate) enrolled at Texas Tech. With over 25% of its undergraduate student population identifying as Hispanic, Texas Tech University is a designated Hispanic-serving institution (HSI).The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity." Research projects in the areas of epidemiology, pulsed power, grid computing, nanophotonics, atmospheric sciences, and wind energy are among the most prominent at the university. The Spanish Renaissance-themed campus, described by author James Michener as "the most beautiful west of the Mississippi until you get to Stanford", has been awarded the Grand Award for excellence in grounds-keeping, and has been noted for possessing a public art collection among the ten best in the United States. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are charter members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in Division I for all varsity sports. The Red Raiders football team has made 36 bowl appearances, which is 17th most of any university. The Red Raiders basketball team has made 14 appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Bob Knight has coached the second most wins in men's NCAA Division I basketball history and served as the team's head coach from 2001 to 2008. The Lady Raiders basketball team won the 1993 NCAA Division I Tournament. In 1999, Texas Tech's Goin' Band from Raiderland received the Sudler Trophy, which is awarded to "recognize collegiate marching bands of particular excellence". Although the majority of the university's students are from the southwestern United States, the school has served students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Texas Tech University alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment.

Highlights

  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 30,330 students
  • 0.17 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.ttu.edu

Notable programs at Texas Tech University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Natural Resource Management, Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, and Microbiology.

Acceptance Rates

69%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1176
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

17,438 students out of 25,207 applicants were accepted into Texas Tech University. They had an average SAT score of 1176. 52% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 47% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$18,652
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$8,860
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Texas Tech University was $18,652, while for in-state students it was $8,860. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $27,944.

The average financial aid at Texas Tech University is $5,481. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $13,171 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Texas Tech University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

54%
Of undergrads receive grants
46%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

54% of undergraduate students at Texas Tech University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Texas Tech University

$9,153
Room & board
$1,200
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas Tech University was of $9,153 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200.

Diversity at Texas Tech University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017