From Here, It’s Possible
#1 Texas Tech University1 of 12
Texas Tech University has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of Texas – a region larger than most states. The university offers more than 150 bachelor’s degrees, 100 master’s degrees and 50 doctoral degree choices.
#2 Lubbock, Texas2 of 12
Lubbock, Texas is a thriving city of 220,000 that is the economic and medical center of a 26-county region. The city features major retailers, numerous restaurants and internationally recognized wineries along with top-flight golf courses, dozens of city parks and three recreational lakes located within an hour of the city.
#3 A Great Place to Call Home3 of 12
Lubbock has a strong economy, ranking 24th in the 2010 Milken Institute’s list of 200 Best Performing Cities and 12th among midsize cities in CNN Money’s list of Best Places to Launch a Business. The cost of living is affordable and there are no local or state personal income taxes; sales tax is 8.25 percent (state and local).
#4 Next Great Public Research University4 of 12
In 2009, the Texas Legislature created the National Research University Fund to enhance the research presence of Texas Tech and six other universities. To receive funds, Texas Tech is meeting criteria set by the state and is poised to become the state’s next great public research university.
#5 Excellence in Research5 of 12
From the study of the smallest nanoparticles to comprehensive wind power systems, from research in autism and addiction, to our pioneering work in STEM education, Texas Tech researchers are finding ways to solve problems, improve lives, and find new solutions to the world’s critical needs.
#6 Growing Research Community6 of 12
Texas Tech University is experiencing tremendous growth in the area of research. We’ve seen increases in the number of patents filed and granted and the number of companies created as the result of work done by our researchers. From FY09 to FY10 our total research expenditures increased 46%.
#7 Vibrant Arts Community7 of 12
Texas Tech faculty are known worldwide for their creative works. Our students are successful in the performing and visual arts. Our public art program was rated one of the 10 best in the nation and the Presidential Performance and Lecture series brings noted performers and lecturers to campus.
#8 Distinguished Faculty8 of 12
Texas Tech boasts one of the finest and most diverse faculties in the nation. Faculty members excel in teaching, research and service as demonstrated by the award-winning chapter of the nation’s most prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
#9 A Great Education9 of 12
Texas Tech provides a great education to both graduate and undergraduate students. The Wall Street Journal ranked Texas Tech 18th among all universities for the quality of its graduates. Forbes magazine ranked Texas Tech seventh in a survey of the Best Colleges for Women and Minorities in STEM.
#10 Engaging our Community10 of 12
In 2006, Texas Tech was one of the first institutions to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s classification for Community Engagement. In 2007 and 2008 Texas Tech was named to the Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
#11 A One of a Kind Campus11 of 12
Marked by Spanish Renaissance architecture, Texas Tech is one of the largest and prettiest campuses in the United States. Ornate columns, decorative window structures, archways and pilasters are hallmarks of the Spanish style.
#12 From Here, It’s Possible12 of 12
Texas Tech is in the midst of the most exciting era in the school’s history. Not since the university was founded in 1923 has there been such opportunity or momentum. As the university embarks on becoming the state’s next national research university, the opportunities for all could not be greater.