Texas Tech University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,432

7.2% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$15,820

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

6.02%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

69.2%

25,207 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

36,996

84.4% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

60%

2,857 Graduates

About

Texas Tech University is a higher education institution located in Lubbock County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas Tech University were Other Multidisciplinary Studies (462 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (320 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (266 degrees).

In 2017, 7,860 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas Tech University. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (4,735 degrees), 3.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1528 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University is $6,432, which is $-20,068 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University is $6,432, which is $-20,068 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,820.

In 2017, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,432

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Texas Tech University was $6,432. The cost of tuition at Texas Tech University is $-20,068 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$15,820

2017 Value

3.84%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Texas Tech University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,820. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Texas Tech University grew by 3.84%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,081

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas Tech University was of $9,081 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.71% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Texas Tech University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.89% with respect to 2016, when 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.02%

2016 Default Rate

363

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Texas Tech University was 6.02%, which represents 363 out of the 6031 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Texas Tech University received 25,207 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.13% annual growth. Out of those 25,207 applicants, 17,438 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.2% acceptance rate.

There were 36,996 students enrolled at Texas Tech University in 2017, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Texas Tech University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

17,438

Accepted Out of 25,207

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Texas Tech University was 69.2% (17,438 admissions from 25,207 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 62.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 8.13%, while admissions grew by 19.5%.

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SAT Scores

52%

Submission Percentage

3,033

Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Texas Tech University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Texas Tech University has a total enrollment of 36,996 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University is 31,239 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,757. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.1% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.87% Black or African American, 2.32% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0973% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Texas Tech University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (29.3%), followed by White Female (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (14.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (24.4%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas Tech University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 36,996 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University is 31,239 and the part-time enrollment is 5,757. This means that 84.4% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas Tech University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Texas Tech University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    20,372

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9,380

  3. Black or African American

    2,173

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University is 55.1% White, 25.4% Hispanic or Latino, 5.87% Black or African American, 2.32% Asian, 1.94% Two or More Races, 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0973% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 257 students (0.695%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 132 fewer women than men received degrees from Texas Tech University. The majority of degree recipients at Texas Tech University are white (4,735 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1528 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas Tech University is Other Multidisciplinary Studies (462 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (320 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (266 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas Tech University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (390 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), and Human Sciences (413 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Elementary & middle school teachers (150,054 people), Other managers (101,240 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (85,468 people), Registered nurses (49,783 people), and Physicians (48,147 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Agriculture (390 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Human Sciences (413 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (648 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Agriculture (390 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Human Sciences (413 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (648 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Elementary & secondary schools (266,056 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (163,032 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (148,470 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (125,522 people), and Construction (84,495 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University are Agriculture (390 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (172 degrees), Human Sciences (413 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (648 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (421 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas Tech University.

Most Common

  1. 462 degrees awarded

  2. 320 degrees awarded

  3. 266 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas Tech University was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 462 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 3,996

  2. 3,864

In 2017, 3,996 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,864).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 357 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.83 times more than the 195 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 325 degrees were awarded to women at Texas Tech University in Other Multidisciplinary Studies, which is 2.06 times more than the 158 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

35%

100% Completion Time

60%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 35% of students graduating from Texas Tech University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 60% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas Tech University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.665% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,735 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,528 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    361 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas Tech University is white (4,735 degrees awarded). There were 3.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1528 degrees).

0.293% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    2,383 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2,352 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    788 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas Tech University is white male (2,383 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (2,352 degrees).

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Operations

Texas Tech University has an endowment valued at nearly $729M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $57.3M (7.86%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Texas Tech University had a total expenditure of $899M. Of that $899M, they spent $375M on salaries and $899M on benefits.

Texas Tech University employs 394 Professors, 386 Associate professors, and 385 Assistant professors. Most academics at Texas Tech University are Male Professors (302), Male Associate professors(259), and Male Assistant professors (218).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 1339 employees, Service, with 464 employees, and Management with 402 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$729M

2017 Endowment

8.11%

growth from 2016

Texas Tech University has an endowment valued at about $729M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas Tech University grew 8.11% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $443M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $38M - Federal

  2. $27.5M - State

  3. $662k - Local

As of 2017, Texas Tech University received $38M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $27.5M from state grants and contracts, and $662k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$375M

Salary Expenditure

$899M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Texas Tech University had a total expenditure of $899M. Of that $899M, they spent $375M on salaries and $899M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Texas Tech University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$375M

2017 Salaries

5.14%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Texas Tech University paid a median of $375M in salaries, which represents 41.7% of their overall expenditure ($899M) and a 5.14% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.82% growth from 2015 and a 4.58% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$133M

Instructional Salaries

1,573

Number of Employees

In 2017, Texas Tech University paid a total of $133M to 1,573 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $146M (22.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

394 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

1339 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas Tech University were Professor with 394 employees; Associate professor with 386 employees; and Associate professor with 385 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University were Office and Administrative Support with 1,339 employees; Service with 464 employees; and Management with 402 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas Tech University was Male Professor with 302 employees, Male Associate professor with 259 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 218 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Texas Tech University.

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