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Texas Tech University Ranks in Top 10% Universities

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National rankings have recently recognized Texas Tech University for its multiple accomplishments this past year and we are here to celebrate! Most recently, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Texas Tech proudly announced the U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings on the Top Universities for International Students. Texas Tech was among the top 10% of 1,800 schools. 

In order to find which schools provide better resources for international students, U.S. News and World Report took into account the graduation and retention rates among international students at each institution analyzed. The availability of English as a Second Language (ESL) programs and how much financial aid is available was also taken into account.

In the most recent academic year, an international student retention rate of 95.1% and a graduation rate of 41.3% was more than enough for the university to find itself among the top institutions. Of the received applications during the 2018 semesters, 71% of students were accepted and later enrolled in classes on one of Texas Tech’s beautiful campuses. Common countries where students originate include India, Nepal, Nigeria, and China. 

In 2018, Texas Tech University awarded 1,483 graduate and undergraduate international students $5,923,935 in financial aid. Because of this, students were able to continue their pursuits in higher education as a Red Raider! Currently, there are nearly 3,000 international students on Tech’s campus. The OIA doesn’t only offer financial aid, but also additional resources to better acclimate students to life in Lubbock.


In spring 2020, Texas Tech updated its English second language (ESL) program for international students and their spouses or anyone who is looking to improve their English. This updated course will continue to be an invaluable asset to students. Additional resources offered from the OIA include immigration information and assistance, accommodation services upon arrival, suggestions for students to become familiar and comfortable with life in Lubbock and many others. International students are offered all of the resources they need to have a successful tenure at Texas Tech University.  

According to Fox 34 Lubbock, an estimated $36.9 billion is added to the United States economy and an additional 450,000 jobs are created due to international student graduates. Lubbock is proud to welcome students from all over the globe and celebrate the added diversity in the community and positive impact on the economy. 

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