Established in 1923, the Texas Tech University (often referred to as Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU) is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, USA. It is the flagship institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. The University provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulates meaningful research and service to humankind.
The university comprises of 12 colleges and schools: College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; College of Architecture; College of Arts & Sciences; Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Engineering; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Media and Communication; College of Visual & Performing Arts; the Graduate School; and School of Law. In total the university offers more than 150 undergraduate degrees, 100 graduate degrees, and 50 doctoral degrees. The most popular majors at Texas Tech University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies.
The total student population at the university is over 35000 with approx. 1600 faculty members. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) support TTU international students and scholars from more than 100 countries around the globe. The ISSS is dedicated to helping international students and scholars throughout their arrival and adjustment to life at Texas Tech.
Research projects in the areas of epidemiology, pulsed power, grid computing, nanophotonics, atmospheric sciences, and wind energy are among the most prominent at the university. Carnegie Foundation classified the Texas Tech as the university with ‘highest research activity.
Notable Alumni: Rick Husband (NASA astronaut and Commander of the STS-107 Columbia), John Denver (singer, songwriter and actor), G.W. Bailey (act in successful television shows M.A.S.H., St. Elsewhere and The Closer)
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