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Located in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University is a public institution. Lubbock is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

$31,369 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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Texas Tech University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Texas Tech.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Special Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Value Educational Assessment Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular General Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Texas Tech University?


Contact details for Texas Tech are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Broadway And University Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409-5005
Phone: 806-742-2011

How Do I Get Into Texas Tech?

You can apply to Texas Tech online at:

Admission Requirements for Texas Tech

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Texas Tech?

70% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
62% Submit SAT Scores
Texas Tech has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 62% of students accepted to Texas Tech submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 530 to 620 )
Texas Tech received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 21 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Texas Tech University  ( 22 to 27 )

Can I Afford Texas Tech University?

$31,369 Net Price
43% Take Out Loans
6.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Texas Tech is $31,369. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Texas Tech, approximately 43% of students took out student loans averaging $7,949 a year. That adds up to $31,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas Tech is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Texas Tech University Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,010 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,269 undergraduate students at Texas Tech, with 29,010 being full-time and 4,259 being part-time.


There are also 7,053 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 29,010 full-time undergraduates at Texas Tech, 51% are male and 49% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas Tech University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 843
Black or African American 1,757
Hispanic or Latino 8,463
White 15,892
International Students 704
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,351

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas Tech University. At this time, 39 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 122 countries are represented at Texas Tech. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Texas Tech University

4,027 Took All Classes Online
21,751 Took At Least One Class Online
10.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 21,751 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Texas Tech has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Texas Tech

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University was $8,028 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $17,388. The following table shows how Texas Tech is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Educational Evaluation & Research #4 #4
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education #4 #4
Educational Assessment #7 #13
Art Education #7 #7
Agricultural Teacher Education #19 #4
Music Education #30 #24

Online Growth Rankings of Texas Tech

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas Tech University was 10.4%. This is the #994 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Texas Tech regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Texas Tech ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Texas Tech.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education #4
Agricultural Teacher Education #19
General Special Education #169
Educational/Instructional Technology #208
Instructional Media Design #208
Special Education #273
Teacher Education Subject Specific #290

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Texas Tech University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Curriculum & Instruction 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0
Educational Evaluation & Research 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
Education of the Deaf 0
General Special Education 0
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0
Agricultural Teacher Education 0
Art Education 0
Family & Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 0
Music Education 0
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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