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** Texas Tech University **

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Texas Tech University
Former names
Texas Technological College
Motto /From here, it's possible./^[1]
Established February 10, 1923
Type State university
Endowment US $1.195 billion
President Duane Nellis^[3]
Academic staff
Students 35,893^[5]
Undergraduates 28,632^[6]
Postgraduates 5,882^[6]
Doctoral students
Other students
644 (TTU School of Law)^[6]
Location Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
33°35′02″N 101°52′41″W / 33.584°N
101.878°W / 33.584; -101.878Coordinates: 33°35′02″N
101°52′41″W / 33.584°N 101.878°W /
33.584; -101.878
Campus Urban, 1,839 acres (744 ha)
Colors Scarlet and Black^[8]^[9]

Athletics NCAA Division I – Big 12
Nickname Red Raiders
Mascot Masked Rider
Raider Red
Affiliations Texas Tech University System
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*Texas Tech University*, often referred to as *Texas Tech*, *Tech*, or
*TTU*, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States.
Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as *Texas
Technological College*, it is the leading institution of the
four-institution Texas Tech University System. The university's student
enrollment is the sixth-largest in the state of Texas, as of the Fall 2014
semester. The university shares its campus with Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center, making it the only campus in Texas to house an
undergraduate university, law school, and medical school at the same

The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13
colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech
University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including


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