#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

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Texas Tech University overview
Location Lubbock, Texas
Online ttu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Texas Tech University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Texas Tech University, established in 1923 and a cornerstone of Lubbock, offers a quintessential college atmosphere set against the backdrop of Spanish Renaissance architecture throughout its expansive campus. As a public research university, it provides a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on engineering, business, and agricultural sciences. The university's urban setting in the South Plains region, approximately 300 miles from Dallas, positions it within a semi-arid climate and a local culture rich in the arts and collegiate sports. Texas Tech is moderately selective in its admissions process. The university promotes residential life through on-campus housing options, fostering an integrated academic and social experience. Home to the Red Raiders, the university's athletic teams are particularly recognized for their competitive presence in football and basketball within the Big 12 Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 35,400 prospective students applied, and 23,837 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,809 enrolled in the school.  34,129 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,249 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,935 plus fees of $2,917. Texas Tech is ranked 449 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Texas Tech is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Texas Tech University overview
SAT 1090/1280
ACT 23/28
GPA 3.76

Applications Accepted

Texas Tech University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Texas Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Texas Tech University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,917
Room and Board $10,460
Budget for Other Expenses$4,510
Total One Year Cost$28,022

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Texas Tech University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,917
Room and Board $10,460
Budget for Other Expenses$4,510
Total One Year Cost$40,292

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$58,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Texas Tech University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Engineering 10%
Work and Family Studies 8%
Communication 6%
Social Sciences 6%

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