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Texas Tech University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Texas Tech University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Texas Tech University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Texas Tech University was awarded 242 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is family, consumer and human sciences.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Texas Tech as #448 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Texas Tech is also ranked #15 out of 85 schools in Texas.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Texas Tech?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Texas Tech University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 52% 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 47% 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 )

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Texas Tech University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Texas Tech University, this rate is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Texas Tech University is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  89 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Texas Tech University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 84% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Texas Tech University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Texas Tech this rate is 35%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  35 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Texas Tech

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 30,737 undergraduates at Texas Tech with 27,318 being full-time and 3,419 being part-time.

Texas Tech Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 87.36 out of 100, Texas Tech is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.36 out of 100
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How Much Does Texas Tech University Cost?

The overall average net price of Texas Tech is $17,033. 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 +
$11,625 $12,872 $16,786 $20,549 $21,576

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 44% of students took out student loans averaging $8,163 a year. That adds up to $32,652 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is 6.0%. 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 $51,400 in their early years. This is good news for future Texas Tech graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Texas Tech University

Located in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Location of Texas Tech University

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 96 majors graduated from Texas Tech University. Of these students, 6,599 received undergraduate degrees and 2,040 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
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 479 $41,700
Health & Physical Education 363 $32,300
Business Administration & Management 359 $45,900
Mechanical Engineering 358 $68,000
Public Relations & Advertising 280 $35,800
Marketing 241 $48,000
General Psychology 233 $30,500
Human Development & Family Studies 231 $33,700
Accounting 229 $57,400
Liberal Arts General Studies 202 $32,700

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 2017-2018, 19,021 students took at least one online class at Texas Tech University. This is an increase from the 17,369 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 19,021 3,513
2016-2017 17,369 2,739
2015-2016 16,248 2,756
2014-2015 14,826 2,386
2013-2014 12,668 2,262

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