Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities

NameFall 2014 Enrollment
Texas Tech University35,134
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center4,500
Wayland Baptist University2,236 (includes Planview campus)
Lubbock Christian University1,902
South Plains College9,018 (includes Levelland campus)

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is on a path to become the state’s next Tier One university known nationally for its research endeavors. The university is home to more than 35,134 undergraduate and graduate students. New private and industry partnerships are offering unparalleled research opportunities in a variety of areas including sustainable energy, wind power, crop science and food safety. Texas Tech is world-renowned for its Wind Science and Engineering Research Center and currently offers the only Ph.D. program in Wind Science and Engineering in the U.S.

As Texas Tech moves toward its goal of becoming the state’s next national research university, the opportunities for students, faculty and research partners are endless. The Whitacre College of Engineering received two multi-million dollar donations from major oil & gas companies. The university was also awarded a National Research University Designation resulting in an additional $8 to $10 million in research funding annually. 

The university is home to an award-winning chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national academic honorary society. From the arts to engineering, and the humanities to the physical sciences, Texas Tech offers 150 undergraduate majors, 100 Master’s Degrees and 50 Doctoral programs in 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech is also home to the Texas Tech University School of Law and a medical school, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, including groundbreaking research & clinical trials at the school’s state-of-the-art cancer center. Watch this video to learn more about the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Over the years, LEDA has partnered with Texas Tech University on a number of community and business related projects. Check out Workforce Programs to learn more.

Lubbock Christian University

Established in 1957 by members of the Churches of Christ, Lubbock Christian University’s (LCU) mission is to teach students the spiritual dimension of life, provide a quality education and to support a system of values for living and service to family, community and church. With more than 70 academic programs covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, including 55 undergraduate majors, more than 14 graduate degrees, a Scholars Colloquium and an Honors College, LCU has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 20 Comprehensive College in the Western Region. In addition to their on-campus curriculum, LCU caters to the digital student by offering a variety of online programs

Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University (WBU) began in 1908 as the dream of pioneers who respected the life-altering value of education. Now the oldest university in continuous existence on the High Plains of Texas, WBU reaffirms that commitment every day through a distinctive combination of offerings. With four 11-week terms per year, classes are very flexible, including evening, weekend, online and hybrid instruction. WBU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, more than 12 pre-professional programs and nine graduate programs.

Community College

South Plains College

Established in 1958, South Plains College (SPC) functions as a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater South Plains area of Texas with innovative, educational programs that span the arts and sciences, technical education, continuing education and workforce development. SPC offers more than 100 programs of study and career programs.