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As you get ready to start your college days at Texas Tech University, you probably know that you’ll be in a fairly large city. Once you’ve spent a few days on-campus, getting to know your roommates and how to get around campus, you might want to make some time to go into Lubbock so you can learn your way around. Lubbock is located in the panhandle of Texas, on its far northwest edge. As you look around you’ll see. . . lots of flat expanse. You may not see more than a few small hills as you drive in and around the city. Still, you’ll be able to stop in at restaurants and stores so you can enjoy a meal away from the student dining center and buy things you need. Lubbock is one of the largest cities in this part of Texas—other nearby communities are even smaller. Texas Tech is also a large university. If you have a car, you may even want to drive from your dorm to some of your classes.
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Overview of Texas Tech University
If you took AP classes and passed your exams, you’ll be able to submit these scores for credit, putting you ahead of other freshmen who start school at the same time as you.
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||20:1|
Top Rankings For Texas Tech University
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Rank||Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||August 1|
|Common Application Accepted||No|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
The total price includes tuition (in- or out-of-state), books, supplies, room and board, and other various charges. For Texas Tech University, this price is $23,590 on average.
The average net price is the amount remaining after financial aid has paid for a large portion of tuition and other fees. The average net price for Texas Tech in a recent school year was $16,463. Even so, some families may find it difficult to pay for this along with all their other financial commitments. Luckily, because financial aid is provided based on family income, what lower income families pay is usually significantly lower than the amount that higher income families pay.
- Families earning up to $30,000 pay around $12,317
- Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay around $13,326
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $17,421
- Families earning between $75,001 and $100,000 pay around $21,305
- Families earning more than $110,001 pay around $22,270
Freshmen students who apply for financial aid number about 4,756. About 61%, or 3,706, received grants or scholarships averaging $7,529. Students who applied for institutional grants and scholarships numbered about 3,139 and they received an average of $4,901.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$7,529|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||78%|
|Room & Board||$8,670|
- Tuition In-State - $9,300
- Tuition Out-of-State - $19,260
- Books and Supplies - $1,200
- Room & Board - $8,670
- Other - $4,420
You’ll be one of 38,200+ students on the Texas Tech campus. As a new student here, you’ll spend much of your first year getting used to being a college student and adjusting to new expectations from your professors. Not that homework will be anything new to you, but you’ll also be getting together with fellow students to study and work on group projects. At the end of your freshman year, you may find yourself deciding whether to stay at Texas Tech or try another school. The rest of your freshman class is doing the same thing. The retention rate is the percentage of first-year students who decide to remain at the school. At Texas Tech, the retention rate is quite high at 85%.
The 4-year graduation rate is 36%. Some students may decide, or need to, stay in school for another year or two so they can earn high grades and complete their degree programs. The 6-year graduation rate is higher and closer to average at 61%.
Since Texas Tech is a large school, you may wonder about the student-to-faculty ratio. This is a bit high at 20 to 1. If you need to talk to your professor, you’ll need to make sure to get on it as soon as you realize you’re having a problem with one of your classes. It’s unlikely you’ll catch them after a class session without sharing that time with several other students looking for help.
Student Population Total
Student Population 38,209
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||1,066 Total Graduates / 17%|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||230 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||226 Graduates|
|Finance, General||185 Graduates|
|All Engineering Majors||879 Total Graduates / 14%|
|Mechanical Engineering||356 Graduates|
|Civil Engineering, General||130 Graduates|
|Chemical Engineering||83 Graduates|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||76 Graduates|
|Petroleum Engineering||76 Graduates|
|Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||614 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other||479 Graduates|
|Nutrition Sciences||57 Graduates|
|Science, Technology and Society||56 Graduates|
|International/Global Studies||21 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||478 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Public Relations/Image Management||165 Graduates|
|Radio and Television||92 Graduates|
|Mass Communication/Media Studies||73 Graduates|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences||466 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General||188 Graduates|
|Human Development and Family Studies, General||175 Graduates|
|Family Resource Management Studies, General||47 Graduates|
|Family and Community Services||30 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||59%|
Outcome & Salary
After graduation, your earnings should pass the amount you and your family paid for your average net price while you were in school. This is your return on investment (ROI).
Your early-career salary should average around $56,800 after graduating from Texas Tech. A graduate’s average salary after being on the job for a few years rises to $68,187 and their mid-career salary takes a good jump up to $106,500.
Their 10-year salary earnings potential is about $681,870; ten years down the road, it is $1,746,870. Your 10-year projected ROI is $616,018 and your 20-year projected ROI is $1,681,018.
High school graduates who don’t go to college earn an average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$56,800|
|College Grads Average Salary||$68,187|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$106,500|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$681,870|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,746,870|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$65,852|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$616,018|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,681,018|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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