October 5, 2015
Texas Tech University was ranked No. 60 in the nation and No. 3 in Texas among the top public universities by the website Niche.
The rankings are based on several factors – strength of academic programs, aptitude of professors, campus amenities and student life as well as student reviews. Combined the rankings measure the overall college experience.
Texas Tech received an “A” in four areas. Value grade measures average student loan amount, alumni earnings and student surveys regarding value. Student life takes into account student safety, diversity and athletics. Athletics grade measures national championships and athletics department revenue while campus quality factors in quality of campus food and housing.
In terms of student surveys on their overall experience at Texas Tech, 261 respondents rated the university at an average of 4.3 on a scale of 5. Texas Tech also received high grades on academics, professors, diversity, the local area and safety.
Founded in 2002 by students at Carnegie Mellon University, Niche provides reviews and insight from experts to help people choose the right neighborhood, college or secondary school system. Those interested can gain insight from students, parents and professionals while viewing grades, scores and other material to aid in their decisions.