Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas


Costs to Attend Texas Tech University

Are you interested in applying to Texas Tech University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Texas Residents: $17,181
  • Non Texas Residents: $25,605
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Texas Residents: $4,862
  • Tution for non-Texas Residents: $13,286
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,464
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $2,655

The cost per year to attend Texas Tech University is $17,181 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Texas have a total one year cost of $25,605. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Texas Tech University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Texas Tech University is $68,724 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $68,724
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $102,420

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $8,590
  • Non Texas Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $12,802

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $10,351*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $41,404**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 52%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,470
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 28%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,363
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 49%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $8,337

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Texas Tech University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Texas Tech University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $41,404, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 52% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $10,351. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Texas Tech University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $416.45
  • Amount Borrowed: $41,404.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $8,569.52
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $49,973.52

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Texas Tech University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Texas Tech University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $49,973.52 is recommended to afford a $416.45 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Texas Tech University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,376 to $7,380. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.5%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $68,724.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Texas Tech University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $23,628, 4 Year Degree: $94,512
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $30,156, 4 Year Degree: $120,623
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $38,487, 4 Year Degree: $153,949
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $44,554, 4 Year Degree: $178,216

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Texas Tech University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Texas residents: $196
  • Cost for one class for Texas residents (3 credit hours): $588
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $509
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $1,527
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $2,036

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Texas Tech University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $6,210 In State / $12,858 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $5,594 In State / $12,338 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.9% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $5,642 In State / $12,314 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.9% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $5,376 In State / $11,976 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $5,088 In State / $11,712 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.1% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $4,840 In State / $11,032 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 22.4% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $3,953 In State / $9,617 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.2% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $3,867 In State / $10,407 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $3,489 In State / $9,819 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.3% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $3,444 In State / $9,894 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.8% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $3,107 In State / $9,587 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.6% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $2,971 In State / $9,361 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.2% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $2,747 In State / $9,167 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.1% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $2,496 In State / $8,916 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.5% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $2,200 In State / $7,960 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 27.2% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $1,730 In State / $5,700 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.6% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $1,550 In State / $5,630 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.1% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $1,489 In State / $5,629 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.6% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $1,498 In State / $4,560 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.6% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $1,285 In State / $4,251 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 16.2% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $1,106 In State / $4,166 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 5.7% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $1,046 In State / $4,166 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 17.8% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $888 In State / $4,000 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $854 In State / $3,974 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Texas Tech University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $17,181. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 233 $68,724
4 year cost
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 193 $68,724
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 163 $68,724
4 year cost
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 123 $68,724
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 122 $68,724
4 year cost
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 116 $68,724
4 year cost
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 109 $68,724
4 year cost
Child Development Bachelor's Degree 101 $68,724
4 year cost
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 98 $68,724
4 year cost
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 94 $68,724
4 year cost
Petroleum Engineering Bachelor's Degree 82 $68,724
4 year cost
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 72 $68,724
4 year cost
Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 65 $68,724
4 year cost
Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree 61 $68,724
4 year cost
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 59 $68,724
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 55 $68,724
4 year cost
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other Bachelor's Degree 54 $68,724
4 year cost
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 52 $68,724
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 49 $68,724
4 year cost
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 48 $68,724
4 year cost
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 $68,724
4 year cost
Agricultural Communication/Journalism Bachelor's Degree 42 $68,724
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 42 $68,724
4 year cost
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 37 $68,724
4 year cost
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 36 $68,724
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $68,724
4 year cost
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 32 $68,724
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 30 $68,724
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 29 $68,724
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 27 $68,724
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 25 $68,724
4 year cost
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $68,724
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $68,724
4 year cost
Family Resource Management Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $68,724
4 year cost
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 23 $68,724
4 year cost
Dietetics/Dietitian Bachelor's Degree 22 $68,724
4 year cost
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $68,724
4 year cost
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 20 $68,724
4 year cost
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 19 $68,724
4 year cost
Family and Community Services Bachelor's Degree 19 $68,724
4 year cost
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 18 $68,724
4 year cost
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Bachelor's Degree 16 $68,724
4 year cost
Fashion/Apparel Design Bachelor's Degree 15 $68,724
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $68,724
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 13 $68,724
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $68,724
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 10 $68,724
4 year cost
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 10 $68,724
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $68,724
4 year cost
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 8 $68,724
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $68,724
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 7 $68,724
4 year cost
Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $68,724
4 year cost
Health and Wellness, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $68,724
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 7 $68,724
4 year cost
International Economics Bachelor's Degree 6 $68,724
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $68,724
4 year cost
Food Science Bachelor's Degree 6 $68,724
4 year cost
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 $68,724
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $68,724
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Geography Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 3 $68,724
4 year cost
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 $68,724
4 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $68,724
4 year cost
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 2 $68,724
4 year cost
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 $68,724
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Rhetoric and Composition Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Russian Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $68,724
4 year cost

About Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a four year public college located in Lubbock, Texas.  Full time enrollment is 27,545 and part time is 4,782.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 18,027 applicants. 11,593 were admitted and 4,560 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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  • Lubbock, Texas
  • 79409-5005

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