Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University, or TTU, is a public, co-educational, research university located in Lubbock, Texas. It was established on February 10, 1923, and was originally known as the Texas Technological College. The campus of TTU is spread across an area of 1,839 acres. It offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study and these courses are offered in over 10 colleges. The university also hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes.

The athletics department of TTU fields many men's and women's sports teams that are members of the Big 12 Conference (South Division) and participate in Division I for all varsity sports. Their sports teams are known as the Red Raiders. The Lady Raiders women's basketball team won the women's national championship in 1993.

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Texas Tech University
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock , TX 79409-5005
General Phone: (806) 742-2011

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Texas Tech Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,353business, business management, business administration, accounting, finance, financial planning, international business, MIS, marketing, ...
Liberal Arts953Latin American studies, Russian studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Family and Social Work596work and family studies, family and consumer science, family resource management, food and nutrition, housing, family studies, family systems, child development, family and community services, ...
Engineering544engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, engineering science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, ...
Science367biology, biochemistry, call and molecular biology, microbiology, zoology, entomology, toxicology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, ...
Media325mass communication, journalism, photojournalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Architecture and Planning289architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Therapy and Counseling287psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, experimental psychology, educational psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy262health and physical education, athletic trainer, dietitian
Education and Teaching246multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, educational research, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Agricultural Science and Management163agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism, food science
Hospitality153hospitality management, hotel management
Music111music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, music pedagogy
Animal Science and Care93animal science
Computer Science and Engineering76computer and info science, computer networking, computer engineering, software engineering
Mathematics64mathematics, statistics
Engineering Technician64engineering technology, architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech
Conservation and Resource Management46conservation, land use planning, fisheries sciences, wildlife management
Landscaping and Horticulture42applied horticulture, agronomy, plant breeding, pest management, range management, soil science
Fine Arts35fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts34dance, drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, acting, theatre arts management
Religion and Philosophy34philosophy
Design32fashion design, graphic design
Art Studies25visual and performing arts, art studies
Medical Support and Technology6health service and sciences
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles

Number of programs and degrees for Texas Tech in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree4,839101
Master's degree1,114102
Doctor's degree23058
Postbaccalaureate certificate172
First-professional degree2391

Texas Tech Student Body

In 2007-2008, Texas Tech had a total enrollment of 28,260 students (25,669 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 18%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 4%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 27%
20-21 29%
22-24 25%
25-29 10%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico2%
(International Students)1%

Texas Tech Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %
Part-Time 64 %

Texas Tech Room and Board (2007)

Texas Tech offers campus housing for 6,763 of its 25,669 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lubbock, Texas for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Texas Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Texas Tech Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490590
SAT Math520620
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2226

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT65%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Texas Tech Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,654
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,398
Room and board $ 7,580
Room charge $ 3,980
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 845
Other expenses $ 3,326

Financial Aid:
Texas Tech participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 364400)

Texas Tech Faculty

Texas Tech has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track189121
Non-tenured and not on tenure track97122

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year17$134,5273$119,402
Associate professorcalendar year7$93,4111*
Assistant professorcalendar year9$82,2172*
Instructorcalendar year4$64,69717$41,368
All faculty totalcalendar year37$106,47523$59,821

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year202$104,39950$92,963
Associate professoracademic year232$75,268115$65,503
Assistant professoracademic year179$64,765119$57,847
Instructoracademic year57$47,03384$38,606
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year670$78,843369$60,636

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Texas Tech Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Twelve Conference
Basketball Big Twelve Conference
Baseball Big Twelve Conference
Track Big Twelve Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports217899

Texas Tech Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Interior Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Land Use Planning and Management/Development
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family Systems
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Housing and Human Environments, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work
Work and Family Studies

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
Agronomy and Crop Science
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Range Science and Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Student employment services
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