Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University Overview

University Name

Texas Tech University

Campus Setting

Midsize City

University Website


Petroleum Engineering Department Name

Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering

Department Website


TTU Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info

Texas Tech 2  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.

TTU Admissions Info

Key Stats

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

TTU Bachelor Degrees in Petroleum Engineering Awarded

Master’s Degrees: 25

Master 25

Doctoral Degrees: 0

Texas Tech Petroleum Engineering Doctoral Degrees

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.

University texas tech petroleum engineering tuition fees and living expenses


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University Location

2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409

Source: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

TTU Petroleum Engineering Admissions Info