Texas Tech University

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Texas Tech University (TTU) is a public research university located in the city of Lubbock, Texas.

Sharing its campus with the Health Sciences Centre, TTU is the only campus in the state that is home to a leading university, law school and medical school.

Originally called the Texas Technological College, the institution officially opened its doors in 1925 with six buildings and a cohort of 914 students. It changed its name to Texas Tech University in 1969.

Today, the university is home to 10 separate colleges, including colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Media and Communication, and Visual and Performing Arts, as well as a Graduate School and a School of Law.

It offers 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees.

The university’s total research expenditures exceeded $150 million in 2014, and in the year before that, 10 of its faculty members were bestowed grants from the Fulbright US Scholar Programme – the biggest number of any research university in the nation.

The university’s official motto is “From here, it’s possible.”

TTU’s athletics teams are known as Red Raiders. Sporting the colours scarlet and black, their mascots are The Masked Rider and Raider Red. At football games, fans sing The Texas Tech Fight Song.

Among the university’s traditions are Arbor Day, when students plant trees on campus, and the Carol of Lights, where 25,000 lights illuminate the campus buildings and choirs perform at the Science Quadrangle.

Tuition & Finances

Cost to Attend

Texas Tech Students Walking to Class

The cost of attendance includes expenses that are determined by the institution (tuition/fees) and expenses that are flexible based on student choices (housing/meals, books, transportation costs, and miscellaneous expenses). These combined tuition and other expenses represent the entire cost of attendance. Individual expenses will vary based on student-specific majors, courses, living arrangements, and personal spending decisions. See the U.S. Department of Education's College Navigator for trends in prior year costs.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2020-21 Academic Year

Texas Resident or Bordering County (NM or OK)

TUITION & FEES$11,600$9,350$26,932
BOOKS & SUPPLIES$1,200$1,200$1,200


TUITION & FEES$23,870$17,530$38,302
BOOKS & SUPPLIES$1,200$1,200$1,200

Academic Programs

  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law
  • Facts & Figures

    • 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.
    • The campus, which boasts Spanish Renaissance architecture, was described by American author James A. Michener as the “most beautiful west of the Mississippi until you get to Stanford” and by Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated as “easily one of the ten most beautiful campuses” he had seen. Many of the newly constructed buildings qualify for LEED certification, yet maintain the consistent Spanish theme throughout campus.
    • Thirteen colleges and schools makeup the academic areas at Texas Tech University and offer more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees.
    • Texas Tech University's Red Raiders are members of the Big 12 Conference and compete in 17 varsity sports, including nine women's and eight men's programs.
    • Texas Tech University's endowment in 2019 was $760 million (as of August 31, 2019). In the latest Center for Measuring University Performance rankings (2016), the University's endowment ranked 134 overall and 49 among all public institutions.





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