Texas Tech University
#385 Overall Influence#1458 Desirability Rank

Texas Tech University

Public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States

Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas. Established on , 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 enrolled at Texas Tech.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

24,452

Acceptance

71%

Graduation Rate

60%

Median SAT Score

1155

Median ACT Score

24

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,576

Fees (in-state)

$2,504

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$61,600

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

34K

Under-Grads

29K

Graduates

5K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock TX 79409-5005

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

11 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

50 per 100k

Violent Crime

11 per 100k

What is Texas Tech University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#121 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Engineering
#93 World Rank #71 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#130 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Communications
#137 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Business
#457 World Rank #154 USA Rank
Mathematics
#511 World Rank #163 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#423 World Rank #179 USA Rank
Computer Science
#335 World Rank #185 USA Rank
History
#497 World Rank #188 USA Rank
Economics
#389 World Rank #197 USA Rank
Education
#457 World Rank #200 USA Rank
Medical
#386 World Rank #204 USA Rank
Political Science
#563 World Rank #242 USA Rank
Biology
#717 World Rank #257 USA Rank
Chemistry
#610 World Rank #300 USA Rank
Law
#1114 World Rank #446 USA Rank
Sociology
#862 World Rank #469 USA Rank
Psychology
#1411 World Rank #801 USA Rank
Social Work

Other areas of influence

#111 World Rank #84 USA Rank
Nursing
#1019 World Rank #512 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

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 Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Engineering. Texas Tech University’s most academically influential people include Arati Prabhakar, James T. Richardson, and Jerry S. Rawls.

Arati Prabhakar
Arati Prabhakar

American engineer

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James T. Richardson

American sociologist

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Jerry S. Rawls

American businessman

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Edward Whitacre, Jr.
Edward Whitacre, Jr.

American businessman

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Scott Pelley
Scott Pelley

American television journalist, news anchor

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Charles Bassett
Charles Bassett

United States Air Force test pilot and astronaut

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Rick Husband
Rick Husband

American astronaut

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John Hinckley
John Hinckley

American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan

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Richard E. Cavazos
Richard E. Cavazos

U.S. Army general

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Tim Cole
Tim Cole

American wrongly convicted of rape

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Rashid Bashir
Rashid Bashir

Pakistani engineer

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Carolyn Eisele
Carolyn Eisele

American mathematician

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