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Texas Tech University ranked 123rd in the United States, 331st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 196 research topics. Texas Tech University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 35,212 publications and 1,005,912 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 172 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#331 of 14,131 In the World
#143 of 2,597 In North America
#123 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 119 In Texas
#1 of 3 In Lubbock
#20 of 1,098 For Petroleum Engineering
#59 of 1,002 For Animal Science
#118 of 1,122 For Agricultural Engineering
#328 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#286 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 193 other topics

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Engineering

Texas Tech University ranked 107th for Engineering in the United States and 418th in the World with 6,789 publications made and 139,819 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#107 of 756 In the United States
#126 of 818 In North America
#418 of 4,624 In the World

Texas Tech University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 58 22
1992 33 40
1993 36 12
1994 54 21
1995 64 45
1996 81 107
1997 84 67
1998 69 39
1999 97 115
2000 125 191
2001 101 196
2002 106 133
2003 127 142
2004 138 235
2005 138 550
2006 169 247
2007 165 250
2008 198 327
2009 254 531
2010 265 390
2011 287 461
2012 326 888
2013 352 909
2014 375 906
2015 386 887
2016 384 967
2017 339 917
2018 372 987
2019 391 827
2020 368 534
2021 360 235
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Petroleum Engineering 10 12 20
Agricultural Engineering 33 38 118
Marine Engineering 30 35 130
Aviation 63 69 147
Industrial Engineering 45 53 148
Electrical Engineering 51 58 155
Engineering Management 65 73 183
Civil Engineering 43 51 219
Firefighting and Fire Science 77 86 229
Nuclear Engineering 57 69 236
Applied/Engineering Physics 80 85 242
Aerospace Engineering 111 118 250
Product and Industrial Design 84 98 256
Construction Management 72 87 258
Biotechnology 68 82 269
Renewable Energy Engineering 66 81 300
Mining Engineering 49 65 303
Remote Sensing 107 126 335
Reliability and Quality Engineering 107 128 340
Systems Engineering 84 103 345
Technical Drawing 104 119 346
Automotive Engineering 67 83 346
Landscape Architecture 84 98 363
Environmental Engineering 78 97 377
Automation and Control engineering 94 116 386
Human-Computer Interaction 111 131 386
Geotechnical Engineering 88 112 387
Electronic Engineering 97 119 389
Structural Engineering 101 122 401
Materials Science 97 109 416
Nanotechnology 109 120 426
Transportation Engineering 122 142 443
Operations Research 121 147 458
Optical Engineering 126 146 473
Computer Engineering 144 165 499
Mechanical Engineering 119 140 516
Architecture 109 128 523
Chemical Engineering 105 121 554
Robotics 125 150 570
Biomedical Engineering 160 180 571
Acoustical Engineering 155 181 574
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 143 161 582
Architectural Engineering 95 113 616
Biochemical Engineering 130 152 650
Telecommunications 155 183 682
Computer Networking 178 210 836
Metallurgical Engineering 147 172 938

Biology

Texas Tech University ranked 139th for Biology in the United States and 486th in the World with 5,778 publications made and 195,553 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Oncology and Cancer research, Zoology.

Rank Ranking
#139 of 867 In the United States
#157 of 932 In North America
#486 of 4,496 In the World

Texas Tech University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 62 100
1992 24 31
1993 40 90
1994 36 43
1995 26 32
1996 61 74
1997 69 178
1998 77 135
1999 79 205
2000 121 342
2001 120 356
2002 98 310
2003 124 575
2004 138 545
2005 126 587
2006 147 566
2007 153 801
2008 157 527
2009 180 519
2010 228 681
2011 205 570
2012 220 740
2013 243 699
2014 263 820
2015 280 683
2016 292 940
2017 306 712
2018 296 596
2019 282 523
2020 387 601
2021 433 202
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Animal Science 28 34 59
Agricultural Science 51 58 170
Toxicology 62 71 175
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 91 105 189
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 65 82 191
Zoology 73 88 208
Horticulture 45 54 233
Biotechnology 68 82 269
Evolutionary Biology 117 132 303
Entomology 94 109 304
Forestry 82 98 346
Paleontology 109 129 367
Nutrition and Food Science 51 61 371
Botany 81 95 381
Genetics 126 143 381
Nanotechnology 109 120 426
Astrobiology 185 205 467
Biophysics 152 170 473
Biochemistry 152 171 525
Oncology and Cancer research 133 148 526
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 154 174 542
Microbiology 161 180 638
Molecular Biology 187 210 712
Virology 187 208 725
Immunology 178 195 729
Pharmacology 165 183 740
Neuroscience 222 252 778

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Texas Tech University ranked 116th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 287th in the World with 5,635 publications made and 138,870 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Public Relations, Law.

Rank Ranking
#116 of 1,262 In the United States
#136 of 1,341 In North America
#287 of 5,073 In the World

Texas Tech University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 40 203
1992 13 11
1993 24 38
1994 35 41
1995 22 18
1996 53 52
1997 67 47
1998 70 70
1999 73 137
2000 95 287
2001 84 171
2002 85 293
2003 95 266
2004 107 282
2005 107 169
2006 118 341
2007 153 339
2008 170 367
2009 194 305
2010 235 827
2011 209 590
2012 227 252
2013 234 459
2014 299 759
2015 292 756
2016 307 766
2017 325 644
2018 312 1077
2019 313 469
2020 425 665
2021 437 344
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Journalism and Digital Media 66 75 139
Education Majors 70 82 159
Military science 101 109 165
Communications and Public Relations 75 88 166
Publishing 69 82 181
Media Studies 80 93 197
Art History 99 114 210
Broadcast Journalism 106 119 213
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 98 115 224
Archaeology 85 95 225
Political Science 97 112 233
Early Childhood Education 134 143 234
Law 113 128 247
Social Work 121 138 251
Public Policy / Administration 101 118 254
Library and Information science 112 129 258
Radio and Television broadcasting 126 140 267
Law Enforcement 140 154 268
Sociology 109 128 284
History 130 150 292
Philosophy 106 125 293
International Relations and Diplomacy 112 130 297
Special Education 141 158 300
Political Economy 114 130 301
Genealogy 114 135 301
Classics and Ancient History 131 147 309
Occupational Safety and Health 159 181 333
International Law 124 148 348
Criminology and Criminal Justice 197 220 356
Gender Studies 166 191 387
Aesthetics 140 164 401
Demography 142 162 405
Sports / Exercise science 140 161 407
Linguistics 132 153 434
Anthropology 204 233 459
Forensic Science 135 157 526
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 193 217 551
Human Rights Law 193 222 593
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 305 336 631
Urban and Regional planning 156 184 818

Chemistry

Texas Tech University ranked 111th for Chemistry in the United States and 455th in the World with 5,571 publications made and 153,907 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#111 of 717 In the United States
#127 of 778 In North America
#455 of 4,317 In the World

Texas Tech University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 49 30
1992 38 38
1993 42 40
1994 42 19
1995 38 40
1996 58 55
1997 75 165
1998 61 84
1999 88 145
2000 139 255
2001 102 264
2002 120 313
2003 139 229
2004 134 328
2005 138 547
2006 163 323
2007 165 336
2008 160 424
2009 174 491
2010 200 576
2011 170 481
2012 246 882
2013 248 666
2014 259 836
2015 296 779
2016 297 1036
2017 252 723
2018 306 948
2019 313 571
2020 284 440
2021 291 188
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Computational Chemistry 80 90 242
Pharmacy 70 81 287
Physical chemistry 75 88 297
Environmental Chemistry 90 109 346
Nutrition and Food Science 51 61 371
Petrology and Geochemistry 97 123 373
Organic Chemistry 92 107 397
Materials Science 97 109 416
Inorganic Chemistry 93 107 423
Nanotechnology 109 120 426
Biochemistry 152 171 525
Chemical Engineering 105 121 554
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 143 161 582
Biochemical Engineering 130 152 650
Radiochemistry 128 151 978

Physics

Texas Tech University ranked 115th for Physics in the United States and 485th in the World with 5,445 publications made and 200,438 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Optical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#115 of 721 In the United States
#133 of 781 In North America
#485 of 4,082 In the World

Texas Tech University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 46 13
1992 22 41
1993 19 7
1994 42 16
1995 44 187
1996 63 46
1997 78 128
1998 68 98
1999 84 120
2000 108 286
2001 78 130
2002 93 201
2003 120 181
2004 109 280
2005 130 624
2006 125 211
2007 166 443
2008 157 499
2009 192 534
2010 164 374
2011 178 566
2012 255 813
2013 239 745
2014 276 1498
2015 284 838
2016 333 3830
2017 294 3434
2018 364 2273
2019 393 1514
2020 302 1660
2021 275 400
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Applied/Engineering Physics 80 85 242
Nuclear Physics 99 110 315
Atomic and Molecular physics 91 103 315
Astrophysics and Astronomy 113 127 346
Materials Science 97 109 416
Nanotechnology 109 120 426
Condensed Matter Physics 101 113 444
Astrobiology 185 205 467
Optical Engineering 126 146 473
Biophysics 152 170 473
Medical Physics 161 181 513
Acoustical Engineering 155 181 574
Quantum and Particle physics 141 164 666
Theoretical Physics 155 181 839

Medicine

Texas Tech University ranked 160th for Medicine in the United States and 574th in the World with 5,309 publications made and 131,267 citations received. Main research topics: Clinical Psychology, Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#160 of 1,040 In the United States
#180 of 1,110 In North America
#574 of 4,739 In the World

Texas Tech University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 26 17
1992 20 16
1993 24 17
1994 29 18
1995 23 17
1996 59 56
1997 46 63
1998 56 119
1999 66 79
2000 77 161
2001 79 154
2002 99 230
2003 116 478
2004 111 178
2005 114 207
2006 118 469
2007 134 553
2008 144 482
2009 142 302
2010 163 443
2011 200 500
2012 190 566
2013 220 462
2014 280 651
2015 283 808
2016 327 649
2017 330 740
2018 286 1012
2019 362 467
2020 416 413
2021 437 182
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Veterinary 37 45 165
Toxicology 62 71 175
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 91 105 189
Clinical Psychology 106 121 194
Social Work 121 138 251
Pharmacy 70 81 287
Psychiatry 141 158 333
Health Science 145 162 373
Sports / Exercise science 140 161 407
Gerontology 180 201 450
Sports Medicine 142 170 458
Healthcare Management (MHA) 165 187 460
Audiology 151 175 461
Anatomy and Physiology 156 176 504
Plastic Surgery 138 150 506
Public Health 169 191 507
Medical Physics 161 181 513
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 176 197 517
Forensic Science 135 157 526
Oncology and Cancer research 133 148 526
Orthodontics 129 146 538
Nursing 198 223 562
Biomedical Engineering 160 180 571
Physical Therapy 172 197 574
Critical Care Nursing 172 191 587
Sonography and Ultrasound 148 168 591
Family medicine 201 223 627
Radiation Therapy 167 184 693
Urology 163 180 723
Virology 187 208 725
Immunology 178 195 729
Pharmacology 165 183 740
Dermatology 166 181 741
Cardiology 180 200 744
Anesthesiology 189 210 750
Occupational Therapy 215 248 754
Surgery 176 195 761
Pathology 186 203 792
Optometry 184 205 805
Pediatrics 183 203 806
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 187 207 826
Respiratory Therapy 198 220 831
Ophthalmology 189 208 855
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 177 195 916
Dentistry 175 190 925
Epidemiology 186 208 929

Environmental Science

Texas Tech University ranked 101st for Environmental Science in the United States and 324th in the World with 3,854 publications made and 123,965 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Rank Ranking
#101 of 750 In the United States
#122 of 818 In North America
#324 of 4,023 In the World

Texas Tech University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 29 81
1992 12 17
1993 20 38
1994 24 84
1995 16 17
1996 35 61
1997 33 75
1998 49 76
1999 44 146
2000 71 247
2001 64 280
2002 57 310
2003 84 303
2004 87 310
2005 95 313
2006 104 304
2007 111 435
2008 143 543
2009 125 322
2010 163 363
2011 157 389
2012 157 407
2013 208 451
2014 231 572
2015 227 513
2016 194 582
2017 219 413
2018 185 376
2019 160 328
2020 218 500
2021 258 138
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Agricultural Science 51 58 170
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 65 82 191
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 73 84 195
Ecology 92 112 244
Mining Engineering 49 65 303
Geography and Cartography 100 120 315
Forestry 82 98 346
Environmental Chemistry 90 109 346
Paleontology 109 129 367
Geology 104 126 369
Hydrology and Water resources management 106 127 370
Petrology and Geochemistry 97 123 373
Environmental Engineering 78 97 377
Geotechnical Engineering 88 112 387
Environmental Management 115 139 460
Earth science and Geophysics 148 177 552
Oceanography 177 209 643
Urban and Regional planning 156 184 818

Psychology

Texas Tech University ranked 121st for Psychology in the United States and 245th in the World with 3,803 publications made and 156,550 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Education Majors, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#121 of 981 In the United States
#139 of 1,047 In North America
#245 of 3,654 In the World

Texas Tech University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 32 139
1992 14 18
1993 25 82
1994 25 37
1995 14 12
1996 49 139
1997 40 82
1998 51 169
1999 50 98
2000 60 338
2001 61 151
2002 65 175
2003 70 401
2004 91 350
2005 86 247
2006 87 422
2007 119 439
2008 96 698
2009 125 537
2010 146 565
2011 140 613
2012 129 589
2013 152 443
2014 200 841
2015 201 694
2016 256 739
2017 227 570
2018 172 296
2019 174 220
2020 209 226
2021 262 123
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Social Psychology 84 96 141
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 88 99 148
Education Majors 70 82 159
Child Psychology 105 125 192
Clinical Psychology 106 121 194
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 98 115 224
Sexology 138 158 249
Social Work 121 138 251
Cognitive Science 117 135 292
Special Education 141 158 300
Psychiatry 141 158 333
Occupational Therapy 215 248 754
Neuroscience 222 252 778

Computer Science

Texas Tech University ranked 146th for Computer Science in the United States and 492nd in the World with 3,196 publications made and 69,736 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Computer Vision, Management Information Systems, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

Rank Ranking
#146 of 858 In the United States
#168 of 927 In North America
#492 of 4,392 In the World

Texas Tech University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 115
1992 19 6
1993 21 4
1994 26 12
1995 31 19
1996 42 36
1997 54 95
1998 51 68
1999 60 54
2000 54 138
2001 46 60
2002 54 128
2003 38 102
2004 53 80
2005 75 120
2006 85 209
2007 62 194
2008 100 207
2009 122 250
2010 128 161
2011 120 397
2012 140 306
2013 113 316
2014 159 412
2015 130 209
2016 183 456
2017 173 268
2018 181 494
2019 193 460
2020 235 283
2021 237 132
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Management Information Systems 75 89 213
Library and Information science 112 129 258
Multimedia 95 110 275
Cognitive Science 117 135 292
Information Technology 122 139 305
Game Design and Development 105 126 357
Software Engineering 109 128 382
Human-Computer Interaction 111 131 386
Animation 111 129 391
UX/UI Desgin 112 131 399
Web Design and Development 104 125 421
Data Science 133 156 430
Cyber Security 138 159 469
Database Administration 136 159 470
Computer Vision 120 145 482
Computer Engineering 144 165 499
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 129 154 503
Computational Linguistics 123 149 518
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 154 174 542
Machine Learning 145 171 549
Blockchain and Cryptography 138 165 559
Robotics 125 150 570
Telecommunications 155 183 682
Computer Graphics 181 210 766
Neuroscience 222 252 778
Computer Networking 178 210 836

Business

Texas Tech University ranked 88th for Business in the United States and 199th in the World with 3,088 publications made and 121,827 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Advertising, Management Information Systems.

Rank Ranking
#88 of 834 In the United States
#100 of 900 In North America
#199 of 4,001 In the World

Texas Tech University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 14 117
1992 11 7
1993 12 27
1994 15 11
1995 16 28
1996 40 177
1997 31 112
1998 34 59
1999 43 119
2000 52 195
2001 50 135
2002 53 181
2003 61 144
2004 56 162
2005 79 238
2006 91 375
2007 84 469
2008 134 538
2009 171 797
2010 163 596
2011 173 538
2012 182 405
2013 191 600
2014 171 351
2015 146 259
2016 166 308
2017 147 387
2018 110 374
2019 130 136
2020 144 111
2021 141 72
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Advertising 54 56 77
Marketing 61 66 122
Entertainment Industry Business 64 71 127
Real Estate 70 76 148
Entrepreneurship 57 66 158
Management 69 78 161
Hospitality and Hotel Management 32 40 168
Human Resource Management 75 87 177
Engineering Management 65 73 183
Tax Law 91 102 192
Actuarial Science 88 99 193
Finance 96 106 209
Management Information Systems 75 89 213
Project Management 83 100 249
Risk Management 85 101 250
Public Policy / Administration 101 118 254
Construction Management 72 87 258
Accounting 107 121 267
Investment Banking and Stock trading 103 117 274
International Business 108 125 328
Occupational Safety and Health 159 181 333
International Trade 107 125 348
Supply Chain Management 125 147 453
Operations Research 121 147 458

Mathematics

Texas Tech University ranked 95th for Mathematics in the United States and 234th in the World with 2,003 publications made and 70,175 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#95 of 684 In the United States
#110 of 744 In North America
#234 of 3,376 In the World

Texas Tech University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 15
1992 9 10
1993 3 2
1994 5 18
1995 15 7
1996 26 57
1997 21 41
1998 21 46
1999 25 36
2000 30 587
2001 39 121
2002 34 64
2003 46 135
2004 36 62
2005 58 121
2006 45 109
2007 62 123
2008 79 848
2009 83 167
2010 109 278
2011 81 100
2012 87 255
2013 73 94
2014 94 206
2015 69 90
2016 101 234
2017 85 100
2018 85 95
2019 108 123
2020 126 86
2021 108 35
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 73 79 140
Statistics 79 93 160
Actuarial Science 88 99 193
Applied Mathematics 74 87 254
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 106 120 275
Operations Research 121 147 458
Blockchain and Cryptography 138 165 559

Economics

Texas Tech University ranked 111th for Economics in the United States and 300th in the World with 1,630 publications made and 35,850 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Actuarial Science, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#111 of 654 In the United States
#127 of 717 In North America
#300 of 3,039 In the World

Texas Tech University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 8
1992 5 5
1993 4 2
1994 1 1
1995 5 7
1996 15 97
1997 11 28
1998 11 39
1999 16 30
2000 28 29
2001 20 25
2002 27 78
2003 44 97
2004 36 78
2005 56 76
2006 45 105
2007 45 101
2008 63 118
2009 74 146
2010 95 217
2011 97 78
2012 109 151
2013 95 215
2014 89 169
2015 57 35
2016 90 96
2017 91 62
2018 58 96
2019 86 71
2020 87 44
2021 78 24
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Agricultural Economics 63 70 154
Actuarial Science 88 99 193
Finance 96 106 209
Investment Banking and Stock trading 103 117 274
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 106 120 275
International Relations and Diplomacy 112 130 297
Political Economy 114 130 301
International Trade 107 125 348
International Economics 129 149 452
Environmental Economics 90 115 479
Development Studies 154 176 510

Art & Design

Texas Tech University ranked 106th for Art & Design in the United States and 298th in the World with 977 publications made and 13,815 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Multimedia, Art History, Graphic Design, Literature.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#106 of 685 In the United States
#123 of 750 In North America
#298 of 2,700 In the World

Texas Tech University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 1
1992 6 10
1993 4 2
1994 6 9
1995 8 7
1996 10 4
1997 16 4
1998 19 25
1999 24 18
2000 13 38
2001 18 14
2002 14 13
2003 14 3
2004 18 21
2005 26 40
2006 24 50
2007 26 46
2008 34 101
2009 34 85
2010 38 13
2011 29 30
2012 52 26
2013 35 37
2014 46 112
2015 48 22
2016 73 138
2017 57 62
2018 48 22
2019 59 68
2020 65 46
2021 60 14
Speciality United States rank North America rank World rank
Music 54 62 119
Graphic Design 59 66 124
Entertainment Industry Business 64 71 127
Performing arts 63 72 163
Interior Design 49 54 178
Fashion Design 76 89 194
Illustration and Concept Art 67 75 210
Art History 99 114 210
Literature 88 101 231
Singing and Vocal Performance 97 115 234
Painting and Drawing 76 87 252
Sculpture 76 87 252
Multimedia 95 110 275
Photography 98 114 283
Creative Writing 104 123 285
Cinematography 98 115 305
Game Design and Development 105 126 357
Landscape Architecture 84 98 363
Animation 111 129 391
UX/UI Desgin 112 131 399
Aesthetics 140 164 401
Architecture 109 128 523
Computer Graphics 181 210 766