Texas Tech University

About Texas Tech

Texas Tech University is a growing, dynamic place to work, study and conduct research. 

The university is experiencing extraordinary student growth. The fall 2016 enrollment of 37,010 students set an eighth consecutive record.

In 2009 Texas Tech set a goal to become a national research university. The first step toward that goal was reached in 2011 when Texas Tech became one of the first two Texas universities to meet the legislatively set criteria to receive National Research University status. With the designation comes millions of dollars in state funding to enhance the research mission of the university.

The university continued to receive national recognition in 2014 when it earned the designation of Innovation and Economic Prosperity University from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The designation recognizes the university's engagement in an array of economic development efforts.

In 2016, Texas Tech achieved Tier One status with its listing among the nation's top doctoral universities in the 2016 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Texas Tech is one of 115 universities – and one of 81 public institutions in the nation – listed in the Highest Research Activity category.

While the university talks a lot about research because those numbers are the means by which universities are measured. But at Texas Tech be assured that teaching, scholarship and creative activity are valued just as highly as research activity. Texas Tech has top flight programs in the humanities, social sciences and the visual and performing arts. And we know that our classroom teaching is the heart of our success in other areas. Texas Tech is nationally recognized for the well-prepared graduates we produce. A number of publications have listed us among the best in that area.

There are programs to help faculty, especially junior faculty members, strengthen their teaching and research. The Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, the Ethics Center, and other groups, provide teaching resources to all faculty members. The Office of the Vice President for Research offers a variety of faculty development opportunities and internal funding programs to promote faculty success in research and creative activities, and to assist faculty members develop successful external funding proposals.

Texas Tech takes its mission of service, outreach and engagement seriously. The university offers its students outstanding study abroad and service learning opportunities to broaden their world view. The university provides a multitude of programs designed to entertain, educate and enhance the Lubbock community and our region.

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Texas Tech is the flagship of the Texas Tech University System (TTUS). TTUS was founded in 1996, and is made up of four universities: Texas Tech; Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas; and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, based in Lubbock with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, the Permian Basin, and the newly established location in El Paso. Robert L. Duncan is chancellor of the university system.

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All currently enrolled students, campus employees and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report. For more information and a copy of the current Texas Tech Annual Crime Statistics and Safety Report please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ttpd/clery.php


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