Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a member university of Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of renowned, accredited public universities that work together to provide a top-notch online educational experience that one single university could not offer alone. Through Great Plains IDEA, you can select Texas Tech University as your home university and take courses from universities across the United States.

Participating Programs

As a member of Great Plains IDEA, Texas Tech University offers five master's degrees, a bachelor's completion degree, and numerous graduate certificates in the human sciences and agriculture. Balance work, life, and academic responsibilities with these flexible programs that are offered at one affordable common price regardless of your state of residence or program choice.

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Founded

1923

Main Campus Location:

Lubbock, Texas (pop. 260,823)

Accredited By

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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Undergrad Population

33,269

Graduate Population

6,635

Number of Colleges

9

Nickname

Red Raiders

School Colors

Scarlet and Black

Mascot

Raider Red & The Masked Rider

Texas Tech University Traditions

Texas Tech University is classified in the category of very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Educations and has achieved full status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Texas Tech holds the distinction of being the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school, and medical school.

One of the most well-known landmarks on campus is the statue of Will Rogers and his horse Soapsuds, donated by a longtime friend of Rogers, Amon G. Carter. Before every home football game, Old Will is wrapped with red crepe paper. Will Rogers and Soapsuds have also been wrapped up in black crepe paper to mourn national tragedies.

To celebrate the holiday season, Texas Tech holds an annual event called the Carol of Lights. There is a holiday musical program, then over 25,000 red, white and orange lights illuminate the 13 buildings surrounding the memorial circle.

The first campus Arbor Day celebration was in 1937 when the university president decided to beautify the campus with 20,000 trees. This Texas Tech tradition still goes on today as students and teachers plant trees and beautify the campus on Arbor Day.

Pursue a Texas Tech University Academic Program through Great Plains IDEA

Through Great Plains IDEA, Texas Tech University offers master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and graduate certificates in human sciences and agriculture. With Texas Tech University as your home university, you can achieve your professional goals through online programs that are student-centered and highly engaging.

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