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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people of all creeds, colors, and nations here at Tech. You can walk to class and overhear many languages being spoken among students. There are some small extreme groups on campus that are aggressive but likelihood is you won't run into them but maybe once or twice in a four year period.

2 College Junior

Diversity: Most of the students are respectable to you're beliefs. But I was roomed with religious roommate my first year, who was sometimes racist.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Very diverse campus. People come to Texas Tech from all around the state and world

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have met a wide variety of people from just being here for a year. I've met many foreign exchange students and students of many different religions.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is something that is quite easy to see. There are people of all sorts here and at no time have I ever seen that become an issue between anyone.

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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
6%
Asian
3%
Hispanic
19%
International
3%
Native American
0%
White
65%
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

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 152 responses

  • 1% Progressive/very liberal
  • 20% Liberal
  • 23% Moderate
  • 26% Conservative
  • 8% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 234 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 8% Liberal
  • 25% Moderate
  • 34% Conservative
  • 8% Very conservative
  • 1% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 236 responses

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

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 142 responses

  • 30% Republican
  • 35% Democratic
  • 18% Independent
  • 2% Other party not mentioned
  • 15% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 20% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 63% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 15% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 2% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 142 responses

  • 23% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 54% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 20% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 3% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 154 responses

  • 40% Very accepting.
  • 47% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 3% It's hard to be a minority here.

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