Texas Tech University Overview
Texas Tech University
Petroleum Engineering Department Name
Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering
- 1 Texas Tech University Overview
- 1.1 Key Stats
- 1.2 Texas Tech University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015
- 1.3 Texas Tech University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013
- 1.4 Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
- 1.5 Video: The 23 Million Dollar Petroleum Engineering Building at Texas Tech
- 1.6 University Location
Texas Tech University (TTU) was founded in 1923 and has the distinction of being the only institution of higher learning in the state that has a university, a medical college and a law school as well.
The university has a well established study abroad program with available programs in over 70 countries worldwide. Texas Tech also has a full fledged eLearning platform through which it offers a number of online courses as well as both undergraduate and graduate degrees in select disciplines. Students can also choose to have hybrid degrees combining both online and on campus courses based on their requirements in coordination with their faculty advisor.
The petroleum engineering department offers Bachelors & Masters of Science, as well as Doctoral Degrees in Petroleum Engineering. The Masters of Science is available with both thesis and non-thesis options and the department allows, based on special application request, a combined Bachelors/Masters of Science degree with added research and coursework along with a dedicated faculty advisor.
The department also has its own test well which is the largest on a university campus in the country, as well as a Center for Applied Petrophysical & Reservoir Studies which offer a variety of hands on training and research opportunities for students.
Additionally, the department offers a Southwestern Petroleum Short Course which is focused on existing petroleum engineers, by providing them continuing learning opportunities to update themselves with the latest trends and techniques in the industry.
Finally the department also has its own Petroleum Industry Advisory Board which advises on curriculum updates to match industry requirements and advance the technical capabilities of the petroleum engineering program.
Student population: 35,158
Student/faculty ratio: 22 to 1
Retention rate: 83%
Graduation rate: 60%
Texas Tech University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2014-2015
Bachelor’s Degrees: 129
Master’s Degrees: 23
Doctoral Degrees: 5
Texas Tech University Petroleum Engineering Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013
Bachelor’s Degrees: 122
Master’s Degrees: 25
Doctoral Degrees: 0
Estimated Tuition Costs and Living Expenses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year
Fee increases were kept to a minimum, rising a few percent from 2015 to 2016.
Video: The 23 Million Dollar Petroleum Engineering Building at Texas Tech
University Location2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)