June 20, 2013
Texas Tech University came in at number six on Business Insider’s 25 Most Underrated Colleges list.
“The engineering school is particularly strong, and graduates go on to earn an average mid-career salary of $86,700,” the article states.
Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said the ranking reveals Texas Tech’s efforts to increase student enrollment and encourage student success.
“Texas Tech has experienced five straight years of record enrollment, which reflects the fact more students from Texas, around the country and across the globe are recognizing the high quality of education we offer,” Nellis said. “Our reputation is on the rise as students’ future earning potential is evident with the success of our alumni. We hear from a greater number of students each year who express their desire to attend Texas Tech.”
The most underrated college, according to the list, is the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Texas Tech was one of two Texas schools on the list. The University of Houston came in at number 15.
For a full list and an explanation of the methodology, visit Business Insider.
The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering has educated engineers to meet the technological needs of Texas, the nation and the world since 1925.
Approximately 4,300 undergraduate and 725 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through eight academic departments: civil and environmental, chemical, computer science, electrical and computer, engineering technology, industrial, mechanical and petroleum.