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About Texas Tech

From here, it's possible

Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. We're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on YOU . We are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. Read our full mission statement.

Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. We offer more than 100 master's degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs. Learn more Texas Tech facts .

A History of Texas Tech

Texas Tech University was created by legislative action in 1923 and has the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. The university is the major institution of higher education in a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school.

Originally named Texas Technological College, the college opened in 1925 with six buildings and an enrollment of 914. Graduate instruction did not begin until 1927 within the school of Liberal Arts. A “Division of Graduate Studies” was established in 1935 and eventually became known as the Graduate School in 1954.

By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became Texas Tech University on September 1, 1969.

Texas Tech Traditions

  • Arbor Day
  • Bertha (Saddle Tramp Bell)
  • Blarney Stone
  • Carillon
  • Carol of Lights
  • Double T Bench
  • Double T's Saddle Monument
  • Double T Symbol
  • Fight Song
  • Goin' Band from Raiderland
  • Guns Up
  • Homecoming
  • Masked Rider
  • Matador Song
  • Raider Gate
  • Raider Red
  • TTAA Class Ring & Ceremony
  • Saddle Tramps
  • Texas Tech Seal
  • Victory Bells
  • Will Rogers & Soapsuds

From here the journey begins.

Today's students have more choices in life than ever. The possibilities for what they can accomplish and become can be overwhelming. Texas Tech University's outstanding academic programs, dedicated faculty and advanced facilities provide the guidance students need.

Texas Tech is a place where students explore their interests, discover their passions and realize their potential. It's a place where great things happen inside the classroom and out.

If you're ready to apply, just complete the application that's right for you or explore the links below.


Whether you're a first time freshman, transfer student, or former Texas Tech student who wants to finish a degree begun previously, Texas Tech has a wide range of academic programs for you to explore.

With more than 150 degree programs, outstanding faculty and state-of-the art facilities, from here, it's possible.

Graduate Studies

The Graduate School offers more than 104 master's programs and 56 doctoral programs.

Complete admission application at least three months before intended enrollment date.

Apply or find out more. Go .

Law School

With a consistently high pass rate on the State Bar Exam, the School of Law at Texas Tech University is a leader among Texas law schools.

A small student body, a diverse faculty, and a low student-faculty ratio (15 to 1) are only a few of the factors that promote learning and encourage interaction between students and professors at the law school. Go .

Welcome, Parents and Families!

This is a site just for parents and families of Tech students. It is our goal to provide you with information and resources that will help you stay informed about what is going on at Texas Tech, learn more about yourself and your student, and connect with other Tech parents and families. Explore this site and make it one you visit often. Welcome to Texas Tech...with you, it's possible!

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