Texas Tech University is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas. Established on February 10, 1923, and called Texas Technological College until 1969, it is the main institution of the five-institution Texas Tech University System.
Texas Tech University is ranked #213 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Top Ranked Family, Consumer & Human Sciences program, per College Factual, 2022. Best Public Relations & Advertising Schools, per College Factual, 2022. Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, by U.S. News & World Report, 2022.
The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees. Texas Tech is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."