Texas Tech Earns Spot Among Top 50 Best Value Graduate Schools

Value Colleges recommends accredited and reputable institutions based on reputation, cost and return on investment.

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The Texas Tech University Graduate School has been named one of the best values for prospective students in 2017. Value Colleges ranks the program as 17th on its list of the Top 50 Best Value Graduate Schools.
“Graduate education plays a critical role in the workforce strategy of the United States,” said Graduate School Dean Mark Sheridan. “It is essential for innovation in all fields of endeavor, from the arts and humanities to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Value Colleges reviews accredited colleges and universities for high graduation rates, a large number of graduate programs and a high Carnegie classification. Rankings are then based on the institution’s reputation, the total cost of annual average tuition and fees for graduate students and the students’ return on investment based on mid-career salary data.

Texas Tech is one of only 81 public universities designated as a Carnegie Tier One institution. The Graduate School offers more than 100 master’s degrees, 60 doctoral degrees and more than 50 graduate certificate programs. Students have access to 65 specialized research centers and the Graduate Center, which provides professional and career development and academic support activities as well as a 24-hour collaborative space for studying and networking by students of all disciplines.

“Graduate degree holders bring increased value to the workforce and to society through their specialized knowledge and problem-solving ability,” Sheridan said. “We are proud to be able to provide our students with top-notch research opportunities while preparing them for the workforce at an affordable rate.”

For the full list of rankings, visit the Value Colleges website.

For more information about the Graduate School, visit the website.

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Graduate School

The Graduate School at Texas Tech University offers unlimited opportunity for advancement with more than 160 different masters and doctoral degree programs complemented by interdisciplinary programs from 50 specialized centers and institutes.

More than 5,300 graduate and professional students are currently enrolled in the Graduate School.

From toxic waste research to archaeology, from land-use programs to nationally known laser fingerprint detection studies, the Graduate School offers unlimited opportunity for aspiring scholars.

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