Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,417
3.5% growth from 2018
2017 Student Loan
1.36%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
5,294
71.2% Full-Time

About

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a higher education institution located in Lubbock County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Registered Nursing (1,150 degrees awarded), General Communication Sciences & Disorders (60 degrees), and Clinical Laboratory Technologist (43 degrees).

In 2019, 2,390 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. 76.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,370 degrees), 3.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $6,417, which is $−8,083 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $6,417, which is $−8,083 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2019, 51% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 49% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,417
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was $6,417. The cost of tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $−8,083 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

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2019 Value

In 2019 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

51%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

51% of undergraduate students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 51% 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.
1.36%
2017 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was 1.36%, which represents 20 out of the 1471 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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Enrollment

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has a total enrollment of 5,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 3,768 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,526. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.1% White, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 7.9% Black or African American, 0.944% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.5%) and White Male (7.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.3%), followed by White Male (15.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

71.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 3,768 and the part-time enrollment is 1,526. This means that 71.2% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A 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 Health Sciences Center was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,758
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,067
  3. Asian
    552

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 52.1% White, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 10.4% Asian, 7.9% Black or African American, 0.944% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2019, 1280 more women than men received degrees from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is Registered Nursing (1,150 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication Sciences & Disorders (60 degrees) and Clinical Laboratory Technologist (43 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (2,336 degrees awarded) and Biology (54 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Registered nurses (1,438,611 people), Physicians (481,212 people), Pharmacists (183,457 people), Medical & health services managers (179,021 people), and Other managers (148,212 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,336 degrees awarded) and Biology (54 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 Health Sciences Center are Surgeons, Actuaries, Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,336 degrees awarded) and Biology (54 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,844,281 people), Offices of physicians (404,938 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (365,016 people), Elementary & secondary schools (326,565 people), and Outpatient care centers (300,883 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,336 degrees awarded) and Biology (54 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 Health Sciences Center.
Most Common
  1. 1150 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was Registered Nursing with 1150 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

555
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,835
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 555 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which is 0.302 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,835).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Registered Nursing, which is 0.171 times less than the 982 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 982 degrees were awarded to women at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Registered Nursing, which is 5.85 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,370 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    419 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    214 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is white (1,370 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (419 degrees).

4.98% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,095 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    322 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    275 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is white female (1,095 degrees awarded). There were 3.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (322 degrees).

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Operations

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has an endowment valued at nearly $221M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.51M (3.39%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had a total salary expenditure of $698M. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center employs 156 Assistant professors, 81 Associate professors, and 53 Professors. Most academics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Female Assistant professors (112), Female Associate professors(57), and Male Assistant professors (44).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are: Office and Administrative Support, with 524 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 470 employees, and Management with 249 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$221M
2019 Endowment
2.14%
decline from 2018

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has an endowment valued at about $221M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center declined 2.14% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $211M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $20.7M - Federal
  2. $122M - State
  3. $72.6M - Local

As of 2019, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center received $20.7M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $122M from state grants and contracts, and $72.6M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$379M
2019 Salaries
2.99%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center paid a median of $379M in salaries, which represents 54.2% of their overall expenditure ($698M) and a 2.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 25.1% decline from 2017 and a 6.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36.9M
Instructional Salaries
345
Number of Employees

In 2019, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center paid a total of $36.9M to 345 employees working as instructors, which represents 9.74% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
156 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
524 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Assistant professor with 156 employees; Associate professor with 81 employees; and Associate professor with 53 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Office and Administrative Support with 524 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 470 employees; and Management with 249 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was Female Assistant professor with 112 employees, Female Associate professor with 57 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 44 employees.

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

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