Texas Tech ranked No. 84 in the nation

Texas Tech Climbs U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Overall, the university moves up five spots among public and private universities.

Texas Tech University made significant strides in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) college and graduate school rankings, released this week.

Ranked among national universities at No. 156, the ranking reflects an increase of five spots from 2014 and nine since 2013. Texas Tech is ranked No. 84 among national public universities, ahead of last year’s ranking of 88.

“Annually, one of the sources families of prospective high school students look to is the U.S. News & World Report rankings as a reference when deciding on which university to attend,” said M. Duane Nellis, Texas Tech president. “We are proud of our efforts at Texas Tech to continue striving upward and making our wonderful university a higher education choice for more and more outstanding students each year.”

Texas Tech’s five-point climb is the largest among Big 12 Conference public institutions and second highest among league schools. Overall, Texas Tech’s improvement from a year ago ranks among the top 15 nationally.”