• October 17, 2017
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Texas Tech is on a path to become a major national research university. From the arts, to the humanities, to the physical sciences – Texas Tech is looking for top faculty members. The university is seeing record enrollments and our research funding is up. Our partnership with the City of Lubbock is strong.

About Texas Tech

Established: 1923

President: Dr. Lawrence Schovanec

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Enrollment: 36,551 students (fall 2016) representing almost every state in the union and more than 100 countries

Degrees: 150 undergraduate, 100 master’s and 50 doctoral degrees in 11 colleges, a Graduate School and a School of Law

Athletic Conference: Big 12


The Texas Legislature last year established the National Research University Fund (NRUF) to aid seven designated universities, including Texas Tech, in improving their presence as nationally recognized research universities. The universities must meet specific criteria to receive research funding from NRUF. Texas Tech is well on its way to fulfilling those benchmarks to receive additional research funding.

Strong art and music programs are balanced with growing research in a number of sustainable energy areas. New areas of research in solar and nuclear energies as well as smart grids and storage are supported by major endowed chairs for which national searches are currently underway. Texas Tech researchers are also known for their work in creative and technical writing, food safety, environmental toxicology and wind science.

Texas Tech attracts top-quality students. That is evident in our Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which this year received the highest possible rating from the national Phi Beta Kappa Society. Over the past year, our students have won numerous state, regional and national academic championships. Our law school students this year scored the highest bar passage rate of any law school class in Texas.

The university consists of the Graduate School; School of Law; Honors College; and the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mass Communications, Outreach and Distance Education, and Visual and Performing Arts. The library, with its 2.1 million volumes, is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

About Lubbock

Population: 218,327 of Lubbock County’s total population of more than 278,831

Climate: 263 days of sunshine annually; average January temperature is 39 degrees, average July temperature is 80 degrees; average annual rainfall is 18 inches; average annual snowfall: 10 inches

Education: The City of Lubbock is served by four independent school districts: Lubbock, Frenship, Cooper and Roosevelt ISDs, as well as a variety of private and charter schools. Other institutions of higher education include Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock Christian University, Wayland Baptist University and South Plains College.

Texas Tech is the leading employer in Lubbock, a university-friendly city. It is the retail and medical center for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

The city features major retailers, numerous restaurants and internationally recognized wineries. Recreational opportunities are numerous, with several top-flight golf courses, dozens of city parks and swimming pools and three small recreational lakes located within an hour of the city. In addition to a wide-variety of entertainment opportunities for the public offered by the university, major performers such as Elton John, the Eagles and Broadway touring companies stop in Lubbock. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, the Lubbock Ballet and thriving community art and theatre groups. Lubbock is only a four-hour drive from New Mexico’s ski resorts. Four airlines, Southwest, American, Continental and Delta, serve the city.

Lubbock has a strong economy, ranking 20th in the 2013 Milken Institute’s list of 200 Best Performing Cities and 42nd in Area Development Magazine’s Leading Locations for 2012 in Economic and Job Growth. The cost of living in Lubbock is also affordable. In addition, there are no local or state personal income taxes; sales tax is 8.25 percent (state and local).

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