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The Whitacre College of Engineering is proud to educate young people to solve problems that help society through the application of math, science and ingenuity. The college plays an important role in preparing a diverse and talented workforce for the nation, as well as providing new knowledge that will drive the economic vitality of the state and the nation. We are proud of our excellent, committed faculty who enjoy the world of ideas and technology, and sharing their passion for this profession with our students.

The Whitacre College of Engineering was one of the original academic areas when Texas Tech opened in 1925. Today, there are eight departments which offer 12 bachelor's, 13 master's and nine doctoral degrees as well as two graduate certificate programs. 

Enrollment for Fall 2009 was 4,732 undergraduate and graduate students, and our faculty has grown to more than 130 members.

The Whitacre College of Engineering received $16.62 million in external research funding in the 2008-09 fiscal year. To learn more about our research programs, visit our Research page.


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