Texas Tech has a diverse campus with a mix of blondes and brunettes, big city kids and small town folks, and men and women. However, Tech is lacking when it comes to ethnic diversity. Nearly 70 percent of the new freshman in 2011 were Caucasian. However, this stat is down more than 10 percent from 2006, allowing room for other ethnicities and making ethnic diversity on the Tech campus a trend that's starting to catch on.
Having a mix of students from different parts of the U.S. brings different ideas and cultures to a campus. This diversity adds more to the college learning experience than does ethnic diversity alone, but sadly, Tech seems to be lacking in this area, as well. In 2011, the number of enrolled Tech students who were from Texas was 94 percent of the population. On the other hand, with all of these Texans comes a lot of Texas pride, and that pride does help to create a more unified campus.