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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:  Less than one year certificate
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:  35,158 (28,632 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,615240
Research and public service20316
Total graduate assistants-1,989
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,283$8,464$8,464$8,9285.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,283$8,464$8,464$8,9285.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$20,753$21,601$21,601$22,3593.5%
Off Campus$20,753$21,601$21,601$22,3593.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,826$12,262$12,263$12,5572.4%
On Campus$28,265$30,025$30,097$31,0473.2%
Off Campus$28,265$30,025$30,097$31,0473.2%
Off Campus with Family$19,338$20,686$20,759$21,2452.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
In-state tuition$4,733
In-state fees$2,482
Out-of-state tuition$11,249
Out-of-state fees$2,482
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid13,53675%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,56954%$18,387,371$7,157
Federal grants1,16725%$5,174,901$4,434
Pell grants1,15624%$4,939,278$4,273
Other federal grants1283%$235,623$1,841
State/local government grant or scholarships1,29127%$6,075,015$4,706
Institutional grants or scholarships1,83039%$7,137,455$3,900
Student loan aid2,17546%$16,302,568$7,495
Federal student loans2,12345%$11,858,606$5,586
Other student loans4059%$4,443,962$10,973
  • 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 aid114,21553%$91,179,026$6,414
Pell grants7,55528%$30,890,312$4,089
Federal student loans13,00748%$107,867,144$8,293
  • 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$13,235$14,303$13,901
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 Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$10,022$9,632$9,733
$30,001 – $48,000$12,808$11,844$11,591
$48,001 – $75,000$16,469$16,813$15,783
$75,001 – $110,000$18,871$19,461$19,066
$110,001 and more$19,619$20,053$20,163
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment35,158
Undergraduate enrollment28,632
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,920
Graduate enrollment6,526
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 55%
Female: 45%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
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: 93%
Out-of-state: 5%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: 33%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 64%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 20%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 66%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants21,87311,02210,851
Percent admitted66%67%65%
Percent admitted who enrolled39%40%38%
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 2014 (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 Math510610
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: 83%
Part-time students: 62%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 37%
6-year: 62%
8-year: 65%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 71%
Asian: 56%
Black or African American: 53%
Hispanic/Latino: 55%
White: 60%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 59%
Non-resident alien: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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-0---
Agricultural Business and Management, General43---
Agricultural Communication/Journalism3912---
Agricultural Economics7922--
Agriculture, General302---
Agronomy and Crop Science5d11d6--
Animal Sciences, General81610--
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General268d---
Equestrian/Equine Studies---5-
Food Science105---
Range Science and Management010--
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-1---
Category total274d51d205-
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning----15
Environmental Design/Architecture--1--
Interior Architecture22----
Landscape Architecture194---
Category total120611-21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Latin American Studies0----
Russian Studies3----
Women's Studies----1
Category total3---1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General120812--
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology16----
Microbiology, General361---
Zoology/Animal Biology412--
Category total2072625--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General13423810--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other78----
Business/Commerce, General48----
Fashion Merchandising45----
Finance, General98----
Financial Planning and Services--7-7d
Hospitality Administration/Management, General--12--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management1328---
International Business/Trade/Commerce318-12-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General278----
Organizational Leadership---1310
Category total1,021360292517d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies69347--
Public Relations/Image Management122----
Radio and Television73----
Category total377347--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General35208--
Information Science/Studies6715-1-
Category total1023581-
Agricultural Teacher Education-9d4d--
Art Teacher Education-10---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-6--15
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services----1
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-225--
Curriculum and Instruction-1314--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness----1d
Educational Evaluation and Research-109d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-57--
Educational/Instructional Technology-21d6--
Elementary Education and Teaching-11---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-0d1--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration----1
Music Teacher Education-6---
Reading Teacher Education-11---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-36d---
Secondary Education and Teaching-4---
Special Education and Teaching, General-85d6-20d
Category total-249d52d-38d
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-2---
Chemical Engineering4409--
Civil Engineering, General94245--
Computer Engineering, General11----
Computer Software Engineering-4d---
Construction Engineering33---3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering635015--
Engineering Science--2--
Engineering, General-2d---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering1110---
Industrial Engineering3073--
Mechanical Engineering2081910--
Petroleum Engineering115224-3
Systems Engineering-10d4d--
Category total609150d52d-6
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician1----
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician----4d
Engineering Technology, General9----
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0----
Category total10---4d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8698--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing95d8d--
Rhetoric and Composition6313---
Category total15827d16d--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development96----
Family and Community Services23----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General60----
Family Resource Management Studies, General1820---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General32167--
Housing and Human Environments, General-10---
Human Development and Family Studies, General1737d2--
Category total40253d9--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics-11---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General92---
French Language and Literature11----
German Language and Literature42---
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-11---
Spanish Language and Literature28-7--
Category total52267--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General0----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-126--
Category total38126--
History, General116105--
Category total116105--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology-10---
Category total-10---
Legal Professions and Studies
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence-2---
Category total-2215--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies86d----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies----1d
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10----
Category total96d---1d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General43125--
Statistics, General-8---
Category total43205--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences----5d
Biological and Physical Sciences5---13
Historic Preservation and Conservation-2--2
International/Global Studies0----
Medieval and Renaissance Studies----1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other415d26---
Museology/Museum Studies-18---
Science, Technology and Society18----
Category total438d46--21d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-5---
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management-12--
Land Use Planning and Management/Development--0--
Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services3----
Natural Resources Management and Policy-0---
Natural Resources/Conservation, General44----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management3101--
Category total50163--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science32235---
Category total32235---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total246--2
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-5---
Chemistry, General32814--
Geology/Earth Science, General22131--
Physics, General1376--
Category total673321--
Applied Behavior Analysis----8d
Clinical Psychology--3--
Counseling Psychology-07--
Educational Psychology-32--
Experimental Psychology-03--
Psychology, General21510---
Category total2151315-8d
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-15---
Social Work29----
Category total2915---
Social Sciences
Economics, General5537--
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----1
International Economics27----
Political Science and Government, General95103--
Category total2753010-1
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-1---
Art/Art Studies, General664---
Dance, General11----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General149---
Fashion/Apparel Design16----
Music, General671911--
Visual and Performing Arts, General--11--
Category total1743322--
Grand total5,2221,35352831120
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 658
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 84
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 50
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 8
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,106
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $7,324
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,932
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $6,248
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined132117
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics3/1/1971 -  Accredited
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship7/1/1984 -  Accredited
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 Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs4/24/1964 -  Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs3/1/1972 -  Accredited
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs7/1/1984 -  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 Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on 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
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2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession223
Drug law violations587283
Liquor law violations12811372
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations213837
Liquor law violations516334
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible357
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault342
Motor vehicle theft611
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible255
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
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 Year201220112010
Default rate6.0%7.6%8.9%
Number in default347401420
Number in repayment5,7435,2684,704
Aid Programs
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