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IPEDS ID: 229115
OPE ID: 00364400
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Texas Tech University
Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5005
General information:  (806) 742-2011
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  33,111 (27,044 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,562243
Research and public service1509
Total graduate assistants-1,944
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,966$8,283$8,464$8,4640.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$2,546$2,650$2,730$2,7300.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$19,326$20,753$21,601$21,6010.0%
Off Campus$13,262$14,476$14,992$14,9930.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,716$11,826$12,262$12,2630.0%
On Campus$26,766$28,265$30,025$30,0970.2%
Off Campus$20,702$21,988$23,416$23,4890.3%
Off Campus with Family$18,156$19,338$20,686$20,7590.4%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$4,546
In-state fees$2,445
Out-of-state tuition$10,918
Out-of-state fees$2,445
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid13,38275%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,43854%$16,111,733$6,609
Federal grants1,11025%$4,856,584$4,375
Pell grants1,10124%$4,620,349$4,197
Other federal grants1313%$236,235$1,803
State/local government grant or scholarships1,06524%$5,302,658$4,979
Institutional grants or scholarships1,83141%$5,952,491$3,251
Student loan aid2,13748%$16,455,523$7,700
Federal student loans2,08346%$11,753,505$5,643
Other student loans4159%$4,702,018$11,330
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,44951%$83,867,194$6,236
Pell grants7,65329%$30,959,747$4,045
Federal student loans13,06149%$107,768,016$8,251
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,351$12,982$14,119
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,071$9,809$9,468
$30,001 – $48,000$8,393$12,595$11,680
$48,001 – $75,000$13,408$16,256$16,649
$75,001 – $110,000$17,341$18,658$19,297
$110,001 and more$18,154$19,406$19,889
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment33,111
Undergraduate enrollment27,044
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,642
Graduate enrollment6,067
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 56%
Female: 44%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 92%
Out-of-state: 6%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 65%
Part-time: 35%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 17%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants19,1709,8029,368
Percent admitted66%67%66%
Percent admitted who enrolled38%38%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading490590
SAT Math520620
SAT Writing470560
ACT Composite2227
ACT English2126
ACT Math2227
ACT Writing68
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 82%
Part-time students: 64%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 62 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 59%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 35%
6-year: 61%
8-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 56%
Female: 63%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 55%
Asian: 55%
Black or African American: 56%
Hispanic/Latino: 53%
White: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agricultural and Extension Education Services--2-
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding-12--
Agricultural Business and Management, General15--
Agricultural Communication/Journalism416--
Agricultural Economics5668-
Agriculture, General282d--
Agronomy and Crop Science106d9-
Animal Sciences, General78144-
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General18d6d--
Food Science54--
Range Science and Management110-
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-0--
Category total238d62d23-
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture--1-
Interior Architecture26---
Landscape Architecture206--
Category total165391-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Latin American Studies1---
Russian Studies4---
Category total5---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General116159-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology10---
Microbiology, General181--
Zoology/Animal Biology122-
Category total1764214-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General1642157-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other83---
Business/Commerce, General57---
Fashion Merchandising44---
Finance, General91---
Financial Planning and Services--3-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--9-
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management1627--
International Business/Trade/Commerce370--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General187---
Category total99733619-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies8248-
Public Relations/Image Management88---
Radio and Television57---
Category total272248-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General43364-
Information Science/Studies5911--
Category total102474-
Agricultural Teacher Education-11d5d-
Art Teacher Education-12--
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-4--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-232-
Curriculum and Instruction-1615-
Educational Evaluation and Research-195d-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-1117-
Educational/Instructional Technology-12d3-
Elementary Education and Teaching-18--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-2d3-
Music Teacher Education-15--
Reading Teacher Education-4--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-20d--
Secondary Education and Teaching-10--
Special Education and Teaching, General-728-
Category total-249d58d-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-5--
Chemical Engineering6307-
Civil Engineering, General106285-
Computer Engineering, General15---
Computer Software Engineering-2d--
Construction Engineering14---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering546218-
Engineering Science--0-
Engineering, General-11d--
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering76--
Industrial Engineering29124-
Mechanical Engineering2092210-
Petroleum Engineering1222501
Systems Engineering-13d6d-
Category total619186d50d1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Engineering Technology, General24---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0---
Category total24---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General76711-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing910d8d-
Rhetoric and Composition6813--
Category total15330d19d-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development118---
Family and Community Services18--1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General71---
Family Resource Management Studies, General2650--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General24152-
Housing and Human Environments, General-8--
Human Development and Family Studies, General1889d3-
Category total44582d51
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-4--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General94--
French Language and Literature7---
German Language and Literature62--
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-8--
Spanish Language and Literature25-2-
Category total47182-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General2---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-83-
Category total3883-
History, General132107-
Category total132107-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology-20--
Category total-20--
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-0--
Category total-0239-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies15d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies4---
Category total19d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General62117-
Statistics, General-11--
Category total62227-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences11---
Historic Preservation and Conservation-1--
International/Global Studies0---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other504d26--
Museology/Museum Studies-16--
Science, Technology and Society16---
Category total531d43--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-3--
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management-00-
Land Use Planning and Management/Development--1-
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services2---
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0--
Natural Resources/Conservation, General21---
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management24143-
Category total47174-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science29241--
Category total29241--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total125--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-4--
Chemistry, General26117-
Geology/Earth Science, General28153-
Physics, General1481-
Category total683811-
Clinical Psychology--8-
Counseling Psychology-05-
Educational Psychology-52-
Experimental Psychology-03-
Psychology, General25018--
Category total2502318-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-15--
Social Work26---
Category total2615--
Social Sciences
Economics, General5961-
International Economics17---
Political Science and Government, General11665-
Category total289286-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-0--
Art/Art Studies, General7714--
Dance, General15---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General213--
Fashion/Apparel Design16---
Music, General691616-
Visual and Performing Arts, General--8-
Category total1983324-
Grand total5,2071,4185222
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined110100
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels1/31/2004 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1969 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1971 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/24/1964 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1982 - 8/1/2000Resigned
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1994 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1978 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1957 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/2004 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1963 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession622
Drug law violations425872
Liquor law violations90128113
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession401
Drug law violations262138
Liquor law violations465163
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible535
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault434
Motor vehicle theft361
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible425
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate8.9%7.5%
Number in default420367
Number in repayment4,7044,887
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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