Texas Tech Among Top 10 Most Underrated Colleges

List compares graduates’ mid-career salary with U.S. News & World Report rankings of best colleges.

Texas Tech University came in at number six on Business Insider’s 25 Most Underrated Colleges list.

The list compares graduates’ mid-career salary, according to PayScale, with the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best colleges.

“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.



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Whitacre College of Engineering

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 4,646 undergraduate and 1,040 graduate students pursue bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered through seven academic departments: civil, environmental and construction; chemical; computer science; electrical and computer; industrial, manufacturing and systems; mechanical; and petroleum.