Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 36,551
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 21:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 7,750 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Texas Tech University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 23,311 applications and 14,592 students were granted admission. Texas Tech University is at the #61 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 48% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 51% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1020 to 1200
ACT22 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Texas Tech University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $15,792 and in-state students paid $6,000.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 75% of Texas Tech University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,369 (which is 1.4% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Texas Tech University in 2016-2017, was 2,082, which is 41% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,355 (which is 1% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Texas Tech University has enrolled a total of 36,551 students (30,792 students full-time and 5,759 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 36,551 students, 3,068 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 29,963 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 6,588 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2,756 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 58%

Hispanic: 22%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Black/African American: 6%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Texas Tech University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 14% 2,177 220
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 8% 1,199 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 7% 1,144 58
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 7% 1,086 63
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 7% 1,055 62
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 1,005 82
Education 6% 967 283
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 816
Legal Professions And Studies 4% 571
Architecture And Related Services 3% 555

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Texas Tech University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

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