Texas Tech University

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Public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States

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About Texas Tech University

According to Wikipedia, Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas. Established on , and called Texas Technological College until 1969, it is the main institution of the five-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 enrolled at Texas Tech. With over 25% of its undergraduate student population identifying as Hispanic, Texas Tech University is a designated Hispanic-serving institution .

Texas Tech University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
29,131 70% 63% 1165 24

How Much Does Texas Tech University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$8,683 $2,917

How Much Do Texas Tech University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Texas Tech University, then you can expect to earn an average of $61,600 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Texas Tech University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
35,337 30,481 4,856

Where is Texas Tech University?

Texas Tech University is located at Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock TX 79409-5005

How Safe is Texas Tech University?

Texas Tech University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Lubbock has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Texas Tech University Known For?

Texas Tech University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Texas Tech University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Texas Tech University's Most Influential Alumni?

Texas Tech University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Engineering. Here are some of Texas Tech University's most famous alumni:

John Hinckley Jr.
John Hinckley Jr.
An American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan.
Arati Prabhakar
Arati Prabhakar
An American engineer.
Charles Bassett
Charles Bassett
A United States Air Force test pilot and astronaut.
Scott Pelley
Scott Pelley
An American journalist.
Tex Thornton
An American businessman.
Jerry S. Rawls
An American businessman.
Rick Husband
Rick Husband
An American astronaut .
Mac Thornberry
A Former U.S. Representative from Texas.
James T. Richardson
An American sociologist.
Lauro Cavazos
An American educator. Lauro Cavazos is George H. W. Bush administration cabinet member.
Mica Endsley
A Former Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force.
Guy McPherson
Guy McPherson
An American scientist.