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Texas Tech University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Texas Tech University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Texas Tech University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Texas Tech University was awarded 1,409 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

Texas Tech landed the #212 spot in College Factual's 2023 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,241 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Texas Tech held the #314 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 116 colleges in Texas, Texas Tech is ranked at #9.

See all of the rankings for Texas Tech University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Texas Tech?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Texas Tech University is 70%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Texas Tech is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Texas Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 530 to 620 )
Texas Tech received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )

Learn more about Texas Tech University admissions.

Texas Tech University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Texas Tech University is 19 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Texas Tech University is 86%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  86 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas Tech University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Texas Tech University has a freshmen retention rate of 87%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech have a four-year graduation rate of 34%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  34 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Texas Tech University.

Texas Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,269 undergraduates at Texas Tech with 29,010 being full-time and 4,259 being part-time.

How Much Does Texas Tech University Cost?

The overall average net price of Texas Tech is $16,194. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Texas Tech

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,031 $10,440 $15,248 $20,343 $21,164

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Texas Tech, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Texas Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,949 a year. That adds up to $31,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is 4.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Texas Tech Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Texas Tech with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,435 in their early years. That's great news for Texas Tech students since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Texas Tech University make the most money.

Location of Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a public institution located in Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Texas Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Broadway And University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
Phone: 806-742-2011

Texas Tech University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from Texas Tech University. Of these students, 6,527 received undergraduate degrees and 2,232 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 416 $49,470
General Psychology 345 $29,061
Computer Information Systems 309 $69,234
Mechanical Engineering 305 $70,609
General Education 305 NA
Public Relations & Advertising 299 $38,482
Marketing 283 $47,375
General Family & Consumer Sciences 252 $32,914
Communication & Media Studies 231 $35,046
Finance & Financial Management 226 $52,649

Learn more about the majors offered at Texas Tech University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Texas Tech

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 21,751 students took at least one online class at Texas Tech University. This is an increase from the 20,198 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 21,751 4,027
2018-2019 20,198 3,742
2017-2018 19,021 3,513
2016-2017 17,369 2,739
2015-2016 16,248 2,756

Learn more about online learning at Texas Tech University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.