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2016 Year in Review

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January 9, 2017


Texas Tech Achieves Carnegie Tier One Research Designation

Texas Tech is one of only 81 public institutions listed in the top tier. More >>

Costa Rica

Texas Tech University Breaks Ground on Campus in Costa Rica

Costa Rican and Texas Tech University officials gathered in San Jose for the groundbreaking ceremony. More >>


Record Enrollment and Retention

One-year retention rate is the highest in over 10 years,while second-year rates are a record for the university. More >>


Texas Tech Receives Paul Simon Spotlight Award

President Schovanec was featured on a panel about international education. More >>


Texas Tech Recognized as Diversity Champion by Insight Into Diversity

The university is one of only 10 colleges and universities selected for the prestigious title and is the only institution recognized in Texas. More >>


Record Research Expenditures and Awards

Texas Tech's research metrics show increases again in FY16. More >>


Texas Tech Receives $10 Million Gift from Talkington Foundation

The gift will support academic and research advancements and bolster ongoing efforts to enhance the arts. More >>


Texas Tech Opens the Maddox Engineering Research Center

The J. F Maddox Foundation's generosity has made possible the opening of the newly renovated facility. More >>


Texas Tech Announces Final Concept Plans for Sports Performance Center

As part of the Sports Performance Center, Texas Tech will construct a state-of-the-art indoor football practice field. More >>


Texas Tech Concludes Season Ranked Fourth Nationally

Red Raiders earn highest final ranking in school history Friday at No. 4 by D1Baseball.com. More >>

Leadership Academy

Texas Tech Athletics Leadership Academy Named for J.T. & Margaret Talkington

Foundation's gifts will establish a permanent endowment for the innovative student-athlete leadership academy, marking a milestone for The Campaign for Fearless Champions. More >>


Men's Basketball Earns NCAA Tournament At-Large Berth

The Texas Tech men's basketball program secured the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Midwest Regional. More >>


Red Raiders in Rio

Three Red Raiders competed in the 2016 Olympics. Two returned with medals. One struck gold. More >>

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