Diversity

Location
Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Senior

Diversity: While most people at tech are predominantly white there is still quite a bit of diversity, both in race as well as with socio economic backgrounds of those around you. Chances are that you will be able to find at least one other person that is like you.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people that go to tech are from the Texas area what is mostly religious. There are some international students but not enough to say that there are a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: It's extremely diverse, but there is also a slight race division. It usually is only present in sororities and frats.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Would love to have a lot more conservatives.... but it's college I guess.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone kind of stays true to themselves and is excepted for that! The diversity is great very multicultural

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  • 45th
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  • 1303rd
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  • 1351st
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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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.

Facts & Statistics

African American
5%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
18%
International
3%
Native American
1%
White
67%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
7%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 33%
22-24: 25%
25+: 15%
Female Faculty
35%
Male Faculty
65%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 12%
Hispanic: 6%
International: 1%
Native American: 0%
White: 79%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Lubbock does have a gay community with a few gay nightclubs/bars, but for the most part, the gay community doesn't make a big statement around town.
Political Activity
Most students are conservative because their parents are conservative. Students will wear cotton T-shirts showing their political stance, but there is little knowledge or action that backs up these bold claims.
Economic Status
Tech students predominantly come from middle-class backgrounds.

Most Common Religions
Christianity and Judaism are the most popular religions.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Organizations can claim the multicultural classification when they register their group with Texas Tech. Out of the over 400 student organizations on the Tech campus, a little over 30 groups have this multicultural or international classification.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% No
  • 17% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 129 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 16% Not sure
  • 7% Very conservative
  • 26% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 19% Liberal
  • 2% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 129 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 8% Very conservative
  • 39% Conservative
  • 26% Moderate
  • 18% Not sure
  • 9% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 132 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 131 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 6 responses

  • 100% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Republican
  • 33% Democratic
  • 33% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 17% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 20% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 0% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 50% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 40% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 20% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 130 responses

  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 9% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 45% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 42% Very accepting.

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