Discover Texas Tech: Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Engineering was one of the original academic areas at Texas Tech when it opened in 1925. At the time, only 313 students were enrolled in what was then called the School of Engineering. Today, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering is home to more than 4,700 undergraduate students and is an internationally recognized research institution that's ranked among the best in the country. The College houses seven departments which offer 12 bachelor's and more than 20 graduate degrees.
"We're working on a way to make a better world and that's through the best engineers that this country has to offer," said Al Sacco Jr., dean of the Whitacre College of Engineering. "We're trying to become a globally elite university and part of that is to direct our efforts in that way."