Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Earns Fifth Great Colleges to Work For® Designation

George Watson

September 11, 2023

Great Colleges to Work For Honor Roll logo

Texas Tech also has been recognized for the second straight year as an Honor Roll member for its high job satisfaction, professional development, and more.

For the third straight year and fifth time since 2014, Texas Tech University has been recognized as one of the best destinations in the country for employees with its ranking in the 2023 Great Colleges to Work For® program, one of the largest and most respected programs in the country that measures workplace factors in higher education.

Additionally, Texas Tech was awarded Honor Roll status for the second consecutive year for being cited most often across all recognition categories.

The ranking is based on results of the Great Colleges to Work For® survey of faculty and staff at 194 institutions across the U.S., including 121 four-year colleges and universities. Texas Tech is one of 72 institutions to earn the Great Colleges to Work For® designation and one of 42 to earn Honor Roll status.

“Our mission as a world-class university is predicated on building an environment that supports personal and professional development for students, faculty and staff at Texas Tech,” said Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec. “Being recognized as an Honor Roll member of the Great Colleges to Work For® reflects the dedication of our campus community to providing a supportive work environment for everyone.”

The university also was recognized in 2014, 2015, 2021 and 2022.

Two other universities within the Texas Tech University SystemAngelo State University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) – also were honored. Texas Tech and Baylor were the only two schools from the Big 12 Conference recognized on the 2023 list.

Texas Tech earned recognition in six categories this year:

  • Job satisfaction and support
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Professional development
  • Faculty and staff well-being
  • Confidence in senior leadership
  • Mission and pride

Now in its 16th year, the Great Colleges to Work For® survey is based on a two-part assessment process. The first part is the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey© administered to faculty, administrators, exempt professional and non-exempt staff as well as adjuncts at two-year colleges. The second part is the ModernThink Higher Education Institution Questionnaire©, which captures employment data and workplace policies and practices from each institution.

Recognition analysis for the Great Colleges to Work For® program is conducted by ModernThink, an organizational development firm with particular survey and “Best Place to Work” expertise.

“Being recognized on the Great Colleges to Work For® list is the perfect addition to Texas Tech's year-long Centennial celebration,” said Jodie Billingsley, associate vice president for Human Resources. “I believe achieving the Honor Roll distinction is reflective of our commitment to foster a supportive environment of excellence for our faculty and staff.”