Tuition and Cost to Attend Texas Tech University

2014-2015 Tuition Preview

2014-2015 Cost of Tuition for Texas Tech University
Item Price
   2014/15 In-State Tuition$6,387
   2014/15 Out-of-State Tution$17,247
   2014-15 Room and Board$8,405
   2014/15 Books and Supplies$1,200
   2014/15 Fees$2,920

Special Note on 2014/15 Prices: While comprehensive 2014/15 tuition isn't available for all schools until after the academic year ends, we're presenting the most current tuition now for the most popular schools. Please note that with the exception of the above, all other prices and analysis on this site are current as of the 2013/14 school year - the most current data set covering all schools.

Annual Total Cost

The total cost for in-state Texas residents to go to Texas Tech University is $17,181 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Texas residence can expect a one year cost of $25,677. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

Texas Tech University tuition is $4,862 per year for in-state residents. This is 22% cheaper than the national average pubic four yearr tuition of $6,256. The fee is $9,312 and 66% cheaper than the average Texas tuition of $14,174 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 25th in Texas amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 88th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $13,358 which represents a 175% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,464 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Lubbock, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Fees

There is an additional fee of $2,655 which is charged in addition to tuition.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for Texas Tech University
Expenditure Price
Texas Resident Total Cost$17,181
Non-Resident Total Cost$25,677
   In-State Tuition$4,862
   Out-of-State Tution$13,358
   Room and Board$8,464
   Books and Supplies$1,200
   Other Fees$2,655

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $17,181 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Texas Tech University net price for in-state students receiving aid was $10,351* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

52% of Texas Tech University students recieved grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $6,470. 28 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $4,363. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Texas Tech University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Texas Tech University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$10,351*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid52%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,470
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants28%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,363

Average Financial Aid Mix - $17,181 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $17,181. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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8337
2374

 38% - $6,470

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or Texas Tech University. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 49% - $8,337

Federal Loans

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

 14% -  $2,374

Out of Pocket

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*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.

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.


Cost of a Degree

When considering the cost to go to Texas Tech University, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Texas Tech University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Texas Tech University is $68,724 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $10,351 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $41,404**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $85,905 or $51,755 using an average 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.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Texas Tech University.

Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,431
Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$8,590
Non-Texas Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,679
Non-Texas Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,838

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a 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. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Texas Tech University
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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Student Loans

The secondry consideration after understanding the cost of college is figuring out how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assitance, but student loans end up financing a singificant portion of higher education in the U.S. 49% of Texas Tech University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average Federal Loan aid amount of $8,337.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Texas Tech University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting finacial aid you receieve, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $41,404, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $51,876.60. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Texas Tech University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, 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 could 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.

Texas Tech University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$432.31
Amount Borrowed$41,404.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$10,472.60
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$51,876.60

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Texas Tech University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're condidering attending 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 the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $51,876.60 would be needed to afford a $432.31 monthly payment in the example $41,404.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Texas Tech University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

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 could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $68,724.00. Use the 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.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$23,628$94,512
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$30,156$120,623
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $38,487$153,949
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $44,554$178,216

Tuition History

What was tuition at Texas Tech University five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

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

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

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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