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School Overview

Texas Tech University (TTU) was established February 10, 1923, as Texas Technological College. Today it is a leading, public, research university in the Texas Tech University System and is located in Lubbock, Texas, USA. It has the seventh-largest student enrollment in the State of Texas. It has 1,839 acres making it the second largest campus in the U.S. In Texas it is the only school with a law school, medical school, and an undergraduate institution all housed at the same location.

Since 1927, the University has awarded over 200,000 degrees, which includes over 40,000 professional and graduate degrees. TTU offers these degrees in over 150 majors through 13 colleges. It also hosts 60 research institutes and centers. The most prominent areas of study at the University include pulsed power, epidemiology, grid computing, atmospheric sciences, nanophotonics, and wind energy. Texas Tech has been classified as having “High research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Business School

The Rawls College of Business offers extensive graduate programs designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of the business world, and prepare them for successful careers as leaders, managers, executives and innovators in their chosen field. Through multiple MBA programs, Master of Science programs, doctoral programs, and graduate and professional certifications, students have a wide scope in which they can obtain necessary education and skills to positively impact the global community. Upon completion of the Rawls College’s programs, students gain enhanced analytical skills, advanced skills and knowledge in core business fields, awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues in business, an understanding of international and cross-cultural environments, and the capacity to perform effectively in groups.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
(806) 742-1480
Fax: (806) 742-0062

Contact: Ethan Logan
Managing Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions
Main Address
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
(806) 742-2011


Total undergrads: 23,107
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,385
Degree-seeking undergrads: 23,080
Graduate enrollment: 4,670

Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 72%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,642 $5,594 $6,210 $6,970 +12.24%
Books and Supplies $845 $845 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,580 $7,580 $7,688 $7,966 +3.62%
Other $3,326 $3,326 $3,390 $3,390 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $2,470 $2,470 $2,470 $2,546 +3.08%
Other $2,664 $2,664 $2,664 $2,746 +3.08%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $17,393 $17,345 $18,288 $19,326 +5.68%
In-state Off Campus $11,621 $11,573 $12,344 $13,262 +7.44%
In-state with Family $6,487 $6,439 $7,210 $7,970 +10.54%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $4,122
In-state Student Fees $2,458
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $9,702
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,458

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,179 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,446 56% $15,516,204 $6,344
• Federal grants 841 19% $3,324,383 $3,953
• Pell grants 839 19% $2,811,833 $3,351
• Other federal grants 718 17% $512,550 $714
Institutional scholarships or grants 991 23% $4,550,693 $4,592
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,358 54% $7,641,128 $3,241
Student loan financial aid 2,610 60% $17,647,903 $6,762
• Federal student loans 2,601 60% $15,285,646 $5,877
• Other student loans 268 6% $2,362,257 $8,814

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4507 1124 428
Agriculture 171 68 17
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding 9
Agricultural Business and Management 6 4
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 24 13
Agricultural Economics 63 10 4
Agronomy and Crop Science 7 9
Animal Sciences 56 13 4
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations 9 2
Food Science 6 12
Range Science and Management 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 4
Architecture and Related Services 179 56
Architecture 112 55
Environmental Design/Architecture
Interior Architecture 38
Landscape Architecture 29 1
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 3
Latin American Studies 1
Russian Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 171 33 9
Biochemistry 42
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 97 8 4
Biotechnology 11
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 7
Entomology 1
Microbiology 19 7
Toxicology 6 5
Zoology/Animal Biology 6
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1231 271 26
Accounting 142 46
Business Administration and Management 214 206 16
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 52
Business/Commerce 108
Fashion Merchandising 39
Finance 153
Financial Planning and Services 3
Hospitality Administration/Management 7
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 157 18
International Business/Trade/Commerce 64 1
Management Information Systems 52
Marketing/Marketing Management 250
Communication and Journalism Programs 330 11 3
Advertising 78
Journalism 52
Mass Communication/Media Studies 11 3
Public Relations/Image Management 149
Radio and Television 51
Computing and Information Sciences 29 30 4
Computer and Information Sciences 29 30 4
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Education 191 35
Agricultural Teacher Education 7 5
Art Teacher Education 7
Bilingual and Multilingual Education 4
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 14 2
Curriculum and Instruction 7 7
Educational Evaluation and Research 15 6
Educational Leadership and Administration 30 7
Educational/Instructional Technology 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 33
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 6 5
Music Teacher Education 4
Reading Teacher Education 5
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching 7
Special Education and Teaching 37 3
Engineering 452 158 40
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 32 1 5
Civil Engineering 99 23
Computer Engineering 9
Computer Software Engineering 4
Construction Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 54 44 7
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science 4
Engineering 10
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 4 2
Industrial Engineering 25 19 4
Manufacturing Engineering 2
Mechanical Engineering 151 36 14
Petroleum Engineering 78 6
Systems Engineering 11 6
Engineering Technology
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 185 24 5
English Language and Literature 83 10 2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 8 8 3
Rhetoric and Composition 94 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 58 34 7
Applied Linguistics 17
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 5
French Language and Literature 4 1
German Language and Literature 11 3
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Spanish Language and Literature 43 4 7
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 45 5 7
Dietetics/Dietitian 39
Health and Wellness 6
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling 5 7
History 120 8 2
History 120 8 2
Human Services 23 11
Public Administration 11
Social Work 23
Legal and Law Studies 212
Law 212
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 78
General Studies 75
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3
Mathematics and Statistics 23 21 4
Mathematics 23 15 4
Statistics 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 151 41
Biological and Physical Sciences 14
Gerontology 7
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 137 24
Museology/Museum Studies 10
Natural Resources and Conservation 33 9 2
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Land Use Planning and Management/Development 1
Natural Resources/Conservation 33
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 9 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 227 30
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 227 30
Physical Sciences 47 10 14
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 2
Chemistry 31 1 12
Geology and Earth Science 14 4 1
Physics 2 3 1
Psychology 183 14 12
Clinical Psychology 7
Counseling Psychology 4
Educational Psychology 5
Experimental Psychology 2 1
Psychology 183 7
Social Sciences 239 20 6
Anthropology 19 5
Economics 53 6 3
Geography 14
International Economics
Political Science and Government 103 7 3
Sociology 50 2
Visual and Performing Arts 162 38 17
Acting 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Art/Art Studies 7 9 3
Conducting 1
Dance 5
Design and Visual Communications 27
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 8 6 4
Fashion/Apparel Design 29
Fine/Studio Arts 24
Keyboard Instruments 1
Music Pedagogy 1
Music Performance 16 18 3
Music Theory and Composition 1 3
Music 34 5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 2
Theater/Theater Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts
Work and Family Studies 367 41 6
Apparel and Textiles
Child Development 89
Family and Community Services 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 17
Family Resource Management Studies 28 31
Family Systems
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 18 10 2
Housing and Human Environments
Human Development and Family Studies 203 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Communications B
Agricultural Economics B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticultural Services B
Range Science/Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fashion Design B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Microbiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Energy Commerce B
Fashion Merchandising B
Finance/Banking B
Hotel/Motel Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Engineering Technology – General B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B
Technical/Business Writing B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family Resource Management Studies B
Family Systems B
Family/Community Services B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Geophysics/Seismology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 17,569
Percent Admitted: 66%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 38%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 490 (25th Percentile)
  • 590 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 520 (25th Percentile)
  • 610 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 470 (25th Percentile)
  • 570 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 27 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 21 (25th Percentile)
  • 27 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 22 (25th Percentile)
  • 27 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 8 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Texas Tech University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(806) 742-2011
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.applytexas.org/
Address:Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:36,551
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:20,303 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,428
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,220
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:75%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,712

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Texas Tech University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Texas Tech University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences7984
Architecture and Related Services3321
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences563
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services10943
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1521
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3221
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1332
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1742
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1551
Health Professions and Related Programs2111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1121
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies444
Natural Resources and Conservation232
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies22
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences343
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences1652
Visual and Performing Arts1542
Grand total55899750

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Texas Tech University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences513
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences122
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies211
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Grand total255234

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Texas Tech University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,79375%
Grant or scholarship aid2,77255%$6,712
Student loan aid2,18543%$8,102

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid15,62053%$7,042
Federal student loans13,18645%$8,385

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Texas Tech University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Texas Tech University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants23,31111,52211,789
Percent admitted100%64%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%21%20%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Texas Tech University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment36,551
Undergraduate enrollment29,963
Graduate enrollment6,588

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Texas Tech University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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