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Texas Tech University

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  • Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914.


10 Colleges:

  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Rawls College of Business Administration
  • Education
  • Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Honors
  • Human Sciences
  • Media & Communication
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate and Professional Schools:

  • Graduate School
  • School of Law

Degrees: 150 undergraduate, 100 master's and 50 doctoral


Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels. Texas Tech's total research expenditures topped $150 million in 2014. Fall enrollment for 2014 eclipsed that of the previous fall with 35,158 students. Numbers like that cement Texas Tech's commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. The university strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

As the primary student mental health clinic on campus, the Student Counseling Center provides a safe environment for students to explore issues of concern, resolve psychological distress, and maximize their potential at Texas Tech University. We seek to offer the highest standard of care as we provide a wide range of different services for students. Check out the rest of our website to find out how we can help you!

Housing services

All of our Residence Halls include the following:

  • Smoke free facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Close to class
  • Internet service (wireless available in all halls)
  • Free limitless laundry
  • Facilities for students with disabilities

Library services

The TTU Libraries host 2.2 million volumes, over 5,000 DVDs, and also provide access to around 102,000 online journals, newspapers & periodicals, as well as more than 200,000 e-books.

ICT services

The Information Technology Division provides a robust infrastructure for campus computing that must be maintained and bolstered to continue quality technology services for students.

Medical services

Student Health Services is the primary care clinic for students at Texas Tech University. The clinic is staffed with board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing staff, a dietician, and support staff to provide high-quality care for illnesses and injuries, as well as mental health issues.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 1980 and is one of the largest campus recreation facilities in the United States.Other facilities include a 6,530 square foot free weight room; a circuit training room with selectorized weight equipment; two cardiovascular equipment areas and an Entertainment Exercise Studio with over 120 pieces of cardiovascular equipment total; speed bag room; aerobics/dance studios; large mat room; 12 handball/racquetball courts; elevated 1/8 of mile jogging track; carpeted locker rooms with shower facilities and saunas; and a squash court. Located on the lower level is an Equipment Issue window.

Student clubs

  • Action in Africa
  • Adventist Christian Fellowship
  • African Students Organization
  • Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow
  • Agricultural Economics Association
  • Agricultural Education and Communication Graduate Organization
  • Agronomy Club
  • Air Raiders Skydiving Club
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Lambda Delta & PES
  • Alpha Omega
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Amateur Radio Society At Tech
  • Ambassadors for Agriculture
  • American Association Of Drilling Engineers
  • American Association of Family And Consumer Sciences
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter
  • American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates
  • American Institute of Architecture Students


Texas Tech University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The organization reaffirmed the University's accreditation for 10 years in 2015.

Lubbock, Texas, United States

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