Texas Tech Receives High Marks in U.S. News and World Report

Overall, university climbs four spots, and also is recognized for its diversity.

Texas Tech University received top marks in the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) 2014 college and graduate school rankings, released this week.

Ranked among national universities at number 161, Texas Tech jumped four spots from its 2013 ranking. Texas Tech is ranked number 88 among national public universities and is recognized for having one of the best undergraduate business programs (101) as well as one of the best undergraduate engineering programs (84).

“With nearly 5,000 universities and colleges in the nation, we are excited about Texas Tech’s listing as No. 161 in the recent U.S. News and World Report rankings,” said TTU System Chancellor Kent Hance. “Our progress in this list of top universities is a direct reflection of the significant milestones achieved at Texas Tech, and we look forward to our continued improvement in these standings as the university excels.”

Texas Tech was listed among “A+ Schools for B Students,” schools with a high campus ethnic diversity and among national universities whose students have the least debt at graduation.

“U.S. News & World Report is among the most recognized publications assessing the state of higher education,” said M. Duane Nellis, Texas Tech University President. “Texas Tech’s achievements in the 2014 rankings reflect our continued commitment to academic excellence. As we begin the academic year, we are thrilled to learn of Texas Tech’s continued improvement in our ranking. The fact that we continue to rise in the rankings and maintain low student debt upon graduation is evidence of Texas Tech’s commitment to student success.”

Texas Tech’s graduate school placed in the top 100 for the following programs, with rankings listed in parenthesis:

  • Best Engineering Schools (97)
  • Chemical Engineering (60)
  • Civil Engineering (72)
  • Computer Engineering (62)
  • Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engineering (76)
  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering (49)
  • Mechanical Engineering (93)
  • Earth Sciences (89)
  • Healthcare Management (41)
  • Physician Assistant (94)

Texas Tech also was listed in the graduate school rankings for best business schools, part-time MBA programs, best education schools, best law schools; and for programs in biological sciences, chemistry, clinical psychology, computer science, economics, English, fine arts, history, math, physics, political science, psychology and public affairs.

The USNWR rankings are released annually and rely on data provided by universities to produce college rankings on a variety of factors reflecting academic quality. A full methodology of the rankings can be found on the USNWR website.