Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$5,983

1.58% growth from 2016

2016 Student Loan

0.828%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

5,453

74.7% Full-Time

About

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a higher education institution located in Lubbock County, TX. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Registered Nursing (1,114 degrees awarded), Health Care Administration & Management (83 degrees), and Clinical Laboratory Technologist (31 degrees).

In 2017, 2,312 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. 76.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,156 degrees), 2.56 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (451 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $5,983, which is $-8,017 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $5,983, which is $-8,017 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $N/A.

In 2017, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$5,983

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was $5,983. The cost of tuition at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is $-8,017 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

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2017 Value

0%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $N/A. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grew by 0%.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

50%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 17% with respect to 2016, when 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

0.828%

2016 Default Rate

12

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was 0.828%, which represents 12 out of the 1450 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has a total enrollment of 5,453 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 4,072 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,381. This means that 74.7% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.3% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Asian, 6.71% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (23.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (15.7%) and Black or African American Female (6.33%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (26.1%), followed by White Male (17.1%) and Asian Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,453 students. The full-time enrollment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 4,072 and the part-time enrollment is 1,381. This means that 74.7% of students enrolled at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are enrolled full-time compared with 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

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N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,091

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    951

  3. Asian

    735

The enrolled student population at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is 38.3% White, 17.4% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Asian, 6.71% Black or African American, 0.88% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1232 more women than men received degrees from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The majority of degree recipients at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are white (1,156 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (451 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is Registered Nursing (1,114 degrees awarded), followed by Health Care Administration & Management (83 degrees) and Clinical Laboratory Technologist (31 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Health (2,240 degrees awarded) and Biology (72 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Registered nurses (1,352,813 people), Physicians (475,230 people), Pharmacists (178,256 people), Medical & health services managers (175,529 people), and Postsecondary teachers (157,454 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,240 degrees awarded) and Biology (72 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Podiatrists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,240 degrees awarded) and Biology (72 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,826,467 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,146 people), Offices of physicians (352,485 people), Elementary & secondary schools (336,487 people), and Outpatient care centers (257,579 people).

The most specialized majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Health (2,240 degrees awarded) and Biology (72 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Most Common

  1. 1114 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was Registered Nursing with 1114 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 540

  2. 1,772

In 2017, 540 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, which is 0.305 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,772).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 129 degrees were awarded to men at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Registered Nursing, which is 0.131 times less than the 985 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 985 degrees were awarded to women at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Registered Nursing, which is 7.64 times more than the 129 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

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Highest Graduation Rate (N/A%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is N/A and N/A (N/A% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, N/A% of graduates (N/A students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,156 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    451 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    270 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is white (1,156 degrees awarded). There were 2.56 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (451 degrees).

11.7% of degree recipients (270 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    906 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    328 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    250 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is white female (906 degrees awarded). There were 2.76 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (328 degrees).

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Operations

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has an endowment valued at nearly $350M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $37.7M (10.8%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center had a total salary expenditure of $897M. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center employs 153 Assistant professors, 65 Associate professors, and 48 Instructors. Most academics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are Female Assistant professors (108), Female Associate professors(48), and Male Assistant professors (45).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are: Office and Administrative Support, with 677 employees, Healthcare Practioners and Technical, with 443 employees, and Management with 295 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$350M

2017 Endowment

167%

growth from 2016

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has an endowment valued at about $350M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center grew 167% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $340M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $23.6M - Federal

  2. $124M - State

  3. $34.9M - Local

As of 2017, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center received $23.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $124M from state grants and contracts, and $34.9M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$491M

2017 Salaries

6.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center paid a median of $491M in salaries, which represents 54.8% of their overall expenditure ($897M) and a 6.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.42% growth from 2015 and a 5.32% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.2M

Instructional Salaries

331

Number of Employees

In 2017, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center paid a total of $34.2M to 331 employees working as instructors, which represents 6.97% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $17.5M (13.8%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

153 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

677 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Assistant professor with 153 employees; Associate professor with 65 employees; and Associate professor with 48 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center were Office and Administrative Support with 677 employees; Healthcare Practioners and Technical with 443 employees; and Management with 295 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was Female Assistant professor with 108 employees, Female Associate professor with 48 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 45 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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