April 1, 2011
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents yesterday (March 31) approved a cap for tuition and fees for Texas Tech for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters. The full board will set the increase at the May meeting.
The total increase of both tuition and fees for a student taking 15 credit hours will be a maximum of $253, or 5.9 percent.
Texas Tech President Guy Bailey said some increase in tuition may be possible to help offset some of the state-requested budget cuts and to allow the university to continue to maintain and elevate the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs. We will learn more as the legislative session continues.
Despite this increase in tuition and fees, Texas Tech remains one of the best values for a higher education. Since 2003, before the implementation of tuition deregulation, Texas Tech has had one of the lowest percentages of increase in total academic costs of any of the major research universities in the state and the country.
In fall 2010 Texas Tech ranked 18th out of the top 25 schools that produce the best graduates in a survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal. Texas Tech ranked second among the list with the lowest out-of-state tuition.