Texas Tech University

2021 Year In Review

Glenys Young

December 21, 2021


Texas Tech Ranked at Top for Online Learning

Newsweek released its inaugural “Best Online Learning Schools 2022” list, naming Texas Tech the No. 1 school for an online education. Read More.




Inaugural Class of Texas Tech Veterinary Students Takes First Steps Toward History

The first veterinary school in Texas in more than a century officially opened its doors to students on Aug. 16. Read More.




Fearless Champion Takes Final Ride During Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State Football Game

Fearless Champion has served as the Masked Rider's horse for the past 10 years. Read More.





Chemical Engineering Professor Developing Indoor COVID-19 Detector

Gerardine Botte received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to work on the project. Read More.




Red Raiders Take the Crown in National Championships

Raider Red was named the nation's top mascot. Read More.





Meat Judging Team

The Meat Judging Team won its third straight title. Read More.






Horse Judging Team

The Horse Judging Team won its first championship in 15 years. Read More.







Piggy Bank

The Financial Planning Challenge Team won its third title. Read More.





Piggy Bank

Texas Tech, Kansas City Chiefs Team Up for Marketing Partnership

The university will be featured prominently in advertising within Arrowhead Stadium during kickoffs and select replays as well as in social and digital messaging and game broadcasts. Read More.


Administration Bell Tower

Texas Tech Marks 13 Consecutive Years of Record Enrollment Growth

Strength in graduate student recruitment drives the largest, most accomplished class in university history. Read More.



Beyond OK

Going Beyond Okay

Texas Tech introduces a mental health awareness campaign to support students as the university finds its way back from COVID-19. Read More.



Will Rogers Statue

Texas Tech Donors Gave $109.9 Million in 2021 Fiscal Year

From the opening of the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine to new scholarships and facilities, donor generosity continues to advance Texas Tech. Read More.


Could the Mysteries Surrounding Agent Orange Finally be Answered?

Vietnam Center & Sam Johnson Vietnam Archives receives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help process sealed papers omitted from the famous 1980s class action lawsuit. Read More.



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