National Security Education
Texas Tech is a growing comprehensive public research university that provides outstanding
instruction, inspires intellectual and personal development, and fosters meaningful
research and service to the community and nation. Texas Tech's academic programs educate,
develop and prepare our students to be the leaders of tomorrow in an increasingly
competitive global environment.
In 2011, 32,327 students from nearly every county in Texas, nearly every state and
more than 100 countries across the world studied in degree programs at one of the
following colleges or schools.
Colleges and Schools
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Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education (STEM)
A healthy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is critical
to meeting our nation’s future challenges and competing globally in areas such as
energy, health, environmental protection and national security.
- Texas Tech recently made the top 10 in a Forbes.com survey of the Best Colleges for Minorities in STEM.
- The Center for Engineering Outreach, offers Texas Tech engineering students the opportunity to work with K-12 students
and teachers in local and area classrooms.
- The T-STEM Center, houses three programs that have demonstrated a positive impact on K-12 STEM education.
- We invest in and develop STEM education and assessment. The National Science Foundation has approved six STEM proposals from Texas Tech
faculty for about $12.87 million. The university also has $2 million from the National
Institutes of Health and $3 million from the Greater Texas Foundation to fund teacher
preparation in math and science.
Texas Tech University places a high priority on STEM outreach and education. Programs
are transdisciplinary in nature, reaching across multiple academic areas.
Texas Tech faculty and students are involved in projects around the world. Our international
affairs office is led by a Texas Tech alumnus and former foreign service officers.
The university also offers students the opportunity to study abroad.
- Texas Tech’s Office of International Affairs houses international student and scholar services, the study abroad office, a passport
office and a K-12 international education outreach office, among others.
- Texas Tech has approximately 90 active agreements with international institutions
allowing students to study at campuses abroad.
- Tibor Nagy Jr., vice provost for international affairs, began his Foreign Service career in 1978,
ultimately serving as U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and to Guinea.
- Texas Tech’s International Cultural Center offers TTU and the West Texas community an annual roster of lectures, cultural programs,
symposia, and art exhibits on international themes.
Texas Tech places an emphasis on international study and research.
Military & Veteran Students
Texas Tech provides a supportive campus and local community for military members,
veterans and their families. In 2011, the university was named for a third consecutive
year to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools. For veterans returning
to school, Texas Tech offers a variety of resources.
- A Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) office has been established to assist in a number of areas including enrollment,
course registration and financial affairs.
- Tuition Assistance has been approved by all military branches. The Student Business Services office can provide veterans with tuition assistance, exemptions and fee waivers and
education benefits information.
- A number of financial aid opportunities are available to returning military and veteran
- A Green Zone program has been created to identify offices and personnel trained by the staff of
MVP on the resources available to student veterans.
- The university participates in the Wounded Warrior program honoring veterans and those currently serving at a football game each fall.
TTU has taken steps to make its campus supportive of returning veterans and current
military members and their families seeking a higher education.
Texas Tech offers a number of options to support the physical, emotional and financial
health of our students.
- The Red-to-Black program offers free personal financial planning in a number of areas, ranging from
debt management to advice on establishing credit and savings plans, and from answers
about employee benefits to advice on major consumer purchases and other monetary matters.
- The Student Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling services, including resources specifically for returning
- The Student Wellness Center is an accredited primary care clinic staffed with licensed physicians, nurses, nurse
practitioners, health educators and clinical support staff that provide care for illnesses
- The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery offers students recovering from addictive behaviors a safe community to support their
higher education. The center also offers degree programs in addiction, recovery and
treatment studies. In addition to providing support for individual well-being and
a path to academic success, the program also contributes to national security as a
successful demand-reduction measure as the U.S. seeks to reduce drug use and associated
A variety of services are available to help veterans transition from the military
to higher education.
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