Texas Tech University

Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

About Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate24,236
Student Age% Under 2580%
 % 25 and Over20%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time86%
 % Part-time14%
Race/Ethnicity% White71.5%
 % Black4.3%
 % Asian2.5%
 % Latino13.4%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown0.8%
 % International student7%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
 Doctoral Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted72%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled41%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT61%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT38%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800580 / 800
 SAT Writing470 / 800570 / 800
 SAT Math510 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3627 / 36
 ACT English21 / 3627
 ACT Writing6 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math22 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,970
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,410
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid73%
 % Undergraduates with Loans60%
 % Undergraduates with Grants56%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,966
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$2,546
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,390
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,746
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,746

Neighborhood Data for the Lubbock Area

Median Age29.3
Median Household Income$42,925
Total Population225,883
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.4% 50.6%
 Age 0-951.7%48.3%
 Age 10-1752.1%47.9%
 Age 18-2451.4%48.6%
 Age 25-2952.7%47.3%
 Age 30-3949.4%50.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.8%
 % Black7.8%
 % Asian2.4%
 % Latino32.1%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,966
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$2,546
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$613
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50041.3%28.7%8.2%
 $500 to $74938.7%53.9%0.0%
 $750 to $99911.2%12.8%35.9%
 Over $10008.8%4.6%14.2%
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